Tilting at Windmills
12 Feb – 21 March
Kara Hearn / Mocksim
Tilting At Windmills, an exhibition by Kara Hearn and Mocksim, is the last in Gallery DODO’s programme of events in which artists have been invited to explore relationships between their practices and collaborate in the presentation of a show.
New York-based artist Kara Hearn has described the core of her practice as being ‘about managing the vulnerability, awkwardness and discomfort of being alive’. Through the use of improvised rituals and deadpan humour her work explores the coping mechanisms that people adopt for psychological comfort. For the show at Gallery DODO she has produced a new video work, ‘Dance of Defiance (after Billy Elliot)’.
Systems interference artist Micheál O’Connell, working as Mocksim, uses a range of strategies – appropriation, the readymade, ‘ethical hacking’ – in attempting to unearth the poetic in everyday (and often dysfunctional) technologies, systems and bureaucracies. His recent work devotes attention to the overlapping of functional infrastructures, including wind farms and golf courses.