Out was an 8 hour performance for the Exhibition 'Into a Limbo Large and Broad'
On Wed 19th Oct, 200 Clonliffe Road, Drumcondra Dublin 9

See: http://into-a-limbo.posterous.com/

No. 200 was being repossessed and the inhabitants found themselves obliged to vacate the premises. For a number of years this large rambling eccentric Victorian house was been home to a group of friends. These friends made it a home, and formed an oddball nuclear family. In the face of all the uncertainty and doubt that exists outside in the real world, this home offered a respite, and a field of expanded vision and positivity. Like many, this group found that at a time of uncertainty there is also a pervasive energy of potential - complacency now seems redundant. Perhaps this is the silver lining of our contemporary existence that can inspire creativity and change.
To celebrate the house and their home before eviction, the inhabitants invited some new and old friends to participate in a weekend of artistry and creativity. This was more than a group show. Firstly it was deliberately non-curated, rather the artists were invited to visit the house and let it inform their project for the weekend. For example Dominic Thorpe undertook a durational performance based on an ongoing conversation with the house and its inhabitants. Ruth E. Lyons hosted a discussion on structures in society over Sunday lunch. Donal MacEarlaine was be joined by Niall O Healaithe in an epic poetry performance in the bathroom. Each room in the house was been given over to artists, and an eclectic mix of performance, installation, painting, music, poetry and discussion was offered.

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