Posted on: 14 Feb 2019
At Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin, Ronan McCrea
Title: Efference Copy Mechanism
Artist: Ronan McCrea
Where : Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin
When: Friday 15 February – Saturday 13 April 2019
Details: Efference Copy Mechanism is an exhibition comprises a complex arrangement of superimposed slide and 16mm film projections that draw on the artist’s personal archive and accumulated image bank, continuing his ongoing exploration of celluloid materiality, appropriated and found images, instructional film and pedagogy, reproduction and indexicality.
The darkened gallery space is divided by a line of steel archive storage shelves. From within this structure – at once functional and symbolic – an array of signals, control boxes, cables, looping mechanisms and projectors orchestrate the combination of images onto the surrounding walls. This spine-like structure is a key to the exhibition’s title.