RGKS Cribs #4: Bea McMahon—Event

During the run of Periodical Review #9, RGKSKSRG will be presenting RGKS Cribs #4: Bea McMahon

RGKS Cribs is a season-by-season plunge into artists’ studios. Each artist is commissioned to produce a video clip online, to be followed by a one-off event staged with an audience in their studio, home, or place of work. RGKS Cribs is a commissioning platform by RGKSKSRG that explores the significance of the artist studio. Artists featuring in 2019 are Christopher Mahon (January–April), Vivienne Dick (April–July), Eithne Jordan (July–October), and Bea McMahon (October–January).

Tickets for the event are limited and onsale now here at €10 each (including booking fee). All sales proceeds go to support the year-long project RGKS Cribs

RGKS Cribs #4: Bea McMahon, Event takes place 3–5pm, Saturday 21 December, at Studio 2, The LAB Gallery, 1 Foley Street, Dubin 1

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Bea McMahon (b.1972, Ireland) makes performances, moving image works, drawings and sculptures that together form a technology of gesture, which she proposes is an endlessly deformable thing that delivers all its information in one go. For instance, a recent performance Aftermath 2018 enacted the construction of a gesture that could rotate the idea of a horse. McMahon wants to make work that is permissive – attending to the reality of the society we live in, but not forgetting our dreamscape and that our bodies are a site where a myriad of forces play out and where we are the beings that reconcile these forces.

Her work has been shown at The Library Project, Dublin; hmn, London; Treignac Projet, Treignac; Musiek Gebouw, Amsterdam; The Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; The XII Baltic Triennial, Vilnius; Kunstverein, Amsterdam; W139, Amsterdam; Via Farini, Milano and she has had solo exhibitions at CCA Derry/Londonderry, Salzburger Kunstverein, and The LAB Gallery, Dublin. She has undertaken residencies at Asian Culture Centre,Gwangju; Flattime House, London; The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg; the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam and Via Farini, Milan. Her work is in the collections of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and FRAC Midi- Pyrenees.

McMahon edits a zine SIC Intertrashional launched with performances during the earth’s solstices, and composes and performs with the lip-synching franchise Dina from Egypt.

RGKSKSRG is the paired curatorial practice of Rachael Gilbourne and Kate Strain.

The fourth in the series of RGKS Cribs has been made possible with support from The Digital Hub, Dublin City Council, Dónall Curtin and other private patrons. With additional support from The LAB Gallery, Dublin and AFK, Stichting Amsterdams Fonds voor de KUNST. 

For further information please contact: rgksksrg@rgksksrg.com

Image caption: RGKS Cribs #4: Bea McMahon (video still). Commissioned and produced by RGKSKSRG, 2019. Videography by Dan Walwin.