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We leave our shoes at the entrance to a mosque, temple, Japanese restaurant, and certain friends’ houses with ‘special’ floors. We exchange our shoes for more appropriate footwear in bowling alleys and ice-skating rinks. From 16 November 2007 to 13 January 2008 all visitors to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane are invited to swap their shoes for a second-hand pair for the duration of their visit; a form of parade costume for their procession through the gallery. And yet it’s an imperceptible transformation (how will anyone know whether you are wearing your own footwear or the 'official' second-hand ones?). The shoes (donated through door to door collections as a result of distributing flyers in two specific communities in the city suburbs) directly influence the visitors’ walk through the galleries. M-path is remade each time it is exhibited. When the exhibition ends the donated shoes go to Oxfam Ireland.
M-Path is one of a series of works collectively entitled Then, commissioned by Breaking Ground, Ballymun Per Cent for Art Scheme and curated by Aisling Prior:
Then by Adam Chodzko 16 November 2007 to 13 January 2008
M-path, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin 1
Garden, Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, Dublin 9
Around, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St, Dublin 1
For further information please see www.breakingground.ie
Adam Chodzko was born in 1965 and lives and works in Whitstable, Kent, UK. Since 1991 Chodzko has exhibited extensively in international solo and group exhibitions: Venice Biennale; Royal Academy, London; Deste Foundation, Athens; PS1, NY; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, Kunstmuseum Luzern etc. Recent projects include commissions by The Contemporary Art Society, Frieze Art Fair and Hayward Gallery. Forthcoming works include new commissions for Museum d’arte Moderna, Bologna and the first Folkestone Sculpture Triennale, 2008. In 2002 he received awards from the Hamlyn Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York. His work is in the collections of the Tate, The British Council, The Arts Council, and international museums and private collections.