Stigma Damages
Artist Response with Ciaran Nash

August 23rd, 2pm
Leamy House, Hartstonge St. Limerick (Victoria Snooker club entrance)

Occupy Space are delighted to present Michele Horrigan’s solo exhibition Stigma Damages. For several years, Horrigan has been following an exploratory trail of investigation around the mineral ore bauxite. Imported from Guinea in Africa into Ireland’s largest industrial complex in Horrigan’s hometown of Askeaton, bauxite is then refined and smelted to become aluminium, the world’s most versatile metal used in computer parts and engines, drink cans and airplanes. 

Artist and Occupy Space member Ciaran Nash will respond to the solo exhibition by Michele Horrigan within the context of his own practice, giving his own perspective and insight upon the work with Michele present to answer any questions.

Ciaran Nash is an artist with a background in Engineering, Sculpture and Media. His interests lie in processes of production including both the practical manufacturing and the organisational mechanisms employed by varying economic and political systems. He uses appropriation, a D.I.Y. aesthetic and collaboration to question aspects of agency and the individual’s role in the global capitalist model. Previous projects have used photography and object making to explore economic migration.

Collaboration and exchange is central to his practice. At present he is setting up a skills, time and object sharing bank in Limerick with artist David Payne-Mullins. Together they also run ‘Casino Voltaire’, a workshop that uses the game of texas hold’em poker as a tool for the creation of dialogue around value, economies and trust. 

Ciaran is currently completing an M.A. in Socially Engaged Art Practice and the Creative Environment  (MA SPACE) at Limerick School of Art and Design. He has been selected to present his collaborative project as part of Apprentice/Master 2014 at Kunstpodium T, Tilburg (NL). 

Ciaran is a member of Occupy Space, Limerick and the Limerick Printmakers.