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Motion Capture

January 22 – March 9

Motion Capture explores the relationship between drawing and the moving image, examining the way in which each one involves both movement and stillness. Participating artists include: Pierre Bismuth, Tacita Dean, Brian Fay, Tom Hackney, William Kentridge, Alice Maher, Henri Matisse, Henri Michaux, Susan Morris, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain and Dennis Oppenheim. Contemporary artists in the show include British artist and Turner Prize Nominee Tacita Dean and South Africa’s William Kentridge, one of the most sought after artists in the world today. The Motion Capture exhibition in Letterkenny is only the second time that Kentridge’s “Other Faces” film from 2011 has been exhibited in Europe.
The exhibition presents works on paper alongside investigations of drawing in other media, including film, video and photography. The language of film and the cinema was adopted in the mid-20th century by such celebrated artists as Henri Matisse and Henri Michaux to describe their drawing practice. The contemporary artists in Motion Capture make contact with these earlier moments and reveal the ability of drawing to capture and articulate movement.

An Arts Council funded Touring Exhibition, curated by Glucksman Gallery Cork.

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