The Golden Bough, curated by Michael Dempsey
Reception Thursday 29 April, 18.30 – 20.00
The collective memory and its bearing on the construction of visual historical narratives are at the fore of the Niamh Mc Cann’s project Tiltshift. Splicing iconic imagery from the cold war period for her installation, McCann calls into question how we construct our current understanding of both the social and the political. The historical tipping points of the Manhattan project - the design and development of the atomic bomb, man landing on the moon and the Nixon and Khrushev meeting, are familiar moments captured and stored in our collective psyche. Different messages, different time periods, different forms of communication are merged with the idea of disrupting hierarchies and opening new space for reflection.