Project Arts Centre present Celine Condorelli, featuring The Company Additionals

Project Arts Centre present Celine Condorelli, featuring The Company Additionals an exhibition on view 7 November 2013–18 January 2014.

Céline Condorelli, Additionals (Structure for Public Speaking), 2012. Production still. Mild steel, perspex, mirror film.

Céline Condorelli, Additionals (Structure for Public Speaking), 2012. Production still. Mild steel, perspex, mirror film.


In this unique artistic conversation between artist Céline Condorelli and theatre artists The Company, Project Arts Centre brings together the two prominent strands of our artistic programming.

The gallery becomes home to five sculptures—Structure for Communicating with Wind, Structure for Listening, Structure for Preparing the Piano, Structure for Reading and Structure for Public Speaking—provocative hybrids of form and function, useful things and purposeless things. These are Additionals, the cast that resulted from Céline Condorelli’s journey as Tiger with Cornelius Cardew’s score The Tiger’s Mind, developed during the project initiated by filmmaker Beatrice Gibson and typographer Will Holder. Additionals now feature in The Company’s work-in-development at Project Arts Centre.

Combining existing items—a towering bank of sound-system speakers, ‘space blanket’ modified into a curtain, or an Ercol chair perched atop a step ladder, Condorelli’s Additionals bear a resemblance in attitude, and continue the lineage of Michelangelo Pistoletto’s The Minus Objects. They further provoke questions around the artness of art objects, appearing as props or backdrops in other filmed contexts. Trained as an architect, and the author of the acclaimed Support Structures, Céline Condorelli has made it her artistic project to interrogate the unwritten assumptions of display structures, the authorative autonomy of the art object, and the singular identity of the artist. Additionals are the cast which are asked to play various roles, to stand in for different purposes, to provide a function.

The gallery, and Céline Condorelli’s exhibition, will become the site of The Company’s creative process, as they work with these five structures for the duration of the exhibition. The Company has repeatedly mined its own theatrical form in an attempt to disrupt conventional theatre, but also embraced those conventions as the scaffolding of meaning. Evolving from Condorelli’s interest in support structures, objects and identity in art and architecture, The Company will work with Additionals to look at similar constructions of meaning and occupation in theatre: “We want to strip away the impulse to narrativise Additionals as props, or manufacture any sort of representation. We want to know these five structures as objects.”

Project Arts Centre
39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Ireland
Hours: Monday–Saturday 11am–8pm
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