October 12, 2016 - Project Arts Centre - Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch: Brute Clues
October 12, 2016

Project Arts Centre

View of Tom Watt, Tanad Williams, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Brute Clues, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 2016. Concrete, wood, metal railing and water.

Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch
Brute Clues
September 2–October 29, 2016

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39 East Essex Street
Temple Bar
Dublin
Ireland
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Project Arts Centre announces Brute Clues, a first time collaboration between three young artists: Tom Watt, Tanad Williams and Andreas Kindler von Knobloch.

Brute Clues was borne out of a research trip the artists took through the West Coast of America. Inspired by architecture, the natural landscape and the industrial engineering within it, the artists returned with an enduring fascination for the Barker dam (which they renamed the "cowboy" dam), built through necessity by cowboys in the Mojave Desert, its shape dictated by the huge rocks surrounding it.

This shape is echoed in the concrete "dam" of Brute Clues. It rises up from the gallery floor, creating one of the functional forms that the artists assigned to different materials from the outset. Circulating water, further concrete foundations, formal barriers and spaces for sitting are all part of the structural scene.

A plasterboard bench bursts through the gallery walls into the foyer of the building, with the apparent ease of the Sketchup "pull" tool, while a small trap door, unobtrusively spot-lit, opens up another world of exploration. The entire platform is navigable underneath, the space below delineated by the concrete walls crisscrossing the plywood above. From below, a wide vista of deep blue water opens up to the visitor as they crawl about the sub-stage world, which has also played host to a cocktail bar and swimming fish.

Brute Clues is a place to be, a place to hang out, take part in, on and around, with the evidence and logic behind its construction remaining embedded in the forms.

Tom Watt is an artist currently living and working in Dublin. His practice deals with altering the existing architecture of a space or temporarily assigning it new functions, repurposing them through actions and built extensions.

Tanad Williams works with philosophically engaged objects, dialogues and texts. Rooted in academic research and linguistic investigation, the final object is constructed so as to represent both its material reality and its theoretical conception.

Andreas Kindler von Knobloch is a pragmatic utopian. His multidisciplinary practice is focused on ideas of collectivity and participation through the creation of structures and situations that question our material and social relations.

Curated by Tessa Giblin, who has been appointed Director of Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh. To find out about Project Arts Centre’s recruitment for Curator of Visual Arts, click here.
 

Admission to the visual arts at Project Arts Centre is always free.

Project Arts Centre is core funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

For media information, interviews and pictures, contact:
Kate O'Sullivan, PR & Communications Officer, Project Arts Centre

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