He by Alan-James Burns
The LAB invites you to visit this solo exhibition by the 2011/12 recipient of the Irish Residential Studio Award, Alan-James Burns.
The exhibition is accompanied by a text written by the 2013 DCC VAI Art Writing Award winner Joanne Laws, and there will be two ancillary events (to be announced).
“Fix on, ok, look’s outside. The tree. A tree. What kind of things, things out of a story. What lives in a tree? A bird. A bird lives in a tree, ok ok what ok what can this bird be doing, the bird eghhhh, maybe its not a bird maybe it’s a person. Maybe the person who wants to be a bird, ok and what is that person trying to do and where is it going to go. What kind of story arc is it going to be doing? Ok the start of the story, Ok it’s a boy that wants to be a bird.
And it keeps going like that, like that’s how my brain would work, that’s my inner monologue.”
He explores the manner of thought through the audio/ visual documentation of interview. Examining the mental perspectives of our own cognitive mind and that of another He creates a sensory journey that navigates understandings and interpretations of cerebral processes. He questions what is it like to perceive as another.
He is a Noema of the Noesis*
*Noema - object of a thought.
Noesis - the mental process used in thinking.
Artist's Biography: Alan-James Burns is a video and performance based in Dublin. Selected exhibitions include: At the level of entity, The Lab, Cube space, Dublin (2013); Envelope, Ballina Arts Centre (2013); Watching the river flow, Centro de Artes Visuais, Portugal, (2012); Till the Cows Come Home, (solo exhibition) Cavan County Museum, February 2011. Residencies include: Irish Residential Studio Award, Red Stables, Dublin (2012- 2013); Cow House Studios, Wexford, (2011), Cyland Media Arts Lab, National Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia. (2009). Awards include Fire Station Artist studio Digital Media Residency Award (2012), Cavan County Council Arts Act Grant (2011 and 2009), and Arts Council Travel and Training award (2009).
First Thursdays in Dublin
Inspired by First Thursdays carried out in London, First Thursdays Dublin is the name given to cultural spaces opening their doors after hours and offering an extra chance to see art, culture and events in a number of venues between 6 & 8pm on the first Thursday of every month from July onwards.