Grace Weir
3 different nights, recurring
Solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
November 2015- March 2016

Press release:
IMMA presents an exhibition by one of Ireland’s most respected artists; Grace Weir.
3 different nights, recurring presents a selection of new work including three new films Black Square, Darkroom and A reflection on light supplemented by a complementary body of work that spans over 20 years of Weir’s creative output.

One particular area of Weir’s work is her unique approach to research, based on a series of conversations and experiments with scientists, philosophers and practitioners from other disciplines. Working primarily in the moving image and installation, Grace Weir is concerned with aligning a lived experience of the world with conceptual knowledge and theory. Weir probes the nature of a fixed identity and these questions are underpinned by the theories under her scrutiny, whether it is relativity, intentionality, the duality of light or philosophies of time, history and film.

The exhibition title
3 different nights, recurring references a note made on a Whirlpool galaxy drawing by William Parson’s in mid 1840s. Pre-dating astro-photography, the drawing was repeated over three nights as a form of proof of his discovery of the spiral nature of galaxies. Interested in the moment before definition occurs, Weir's works in the exhibition explore the dynamic of practice and representation and the levels where identity and time coincide. Creating a dialogue between the conceptual nature of her ideas and the ways in which thinking is material, the works in the exhibition make reference to both the act of making and the mediums in which they are made including where time itself forms the work.

Associated Talks and Events:
Artists Discussion | Grace Weir and Sam Thorne
Lecture-Performance | A past still to come, Grace Weir, with Dr Shane Bergin (physicist, TCD) and Dr Sean Enda Power, (philosopher, UCC).
Critical Response | Francis McKee
Trinity Creative associated event | film screening with live musical accompaniment.
Exhibition presented as part of New Art at IMMA, supported by Matheson

Harbison, Isobel, Frieze Magazine, April 2016
Tipton, Gemma,
Weir science: a stellar artistic voyage that poses big questions, The Irish Times, Jan 21, 2016
Tipton, Gemma,
ArtForum Critic’s Picks 2016
Kelly-Murphy, Aidan,
LeCool Dublin, Dec 2015

3 different nights, recurring, IMMA, Dublin, ISBN: 978-1-909792-15-9

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