The Artist Talks is the final part of a year-long project undertaken by Sarah Pierce as part of Book Works’ tour of new commissions and archival presentations, Again, A Time Machine.
At The Showroom, Pierce used video, photographs, sculpture and performance to reposition the convention of the artist’s talk as an open system with the potential to disturb or reinvent past artworks and received ideas.
Pierce's work was animated and revised through an evening of talks prepared by Dave Beech, Melissa Gronlund and Grant Watson, and a day of events including the performance The Artist Talks.
The project was co-commissioned by Book Works and The Showroom as part of Again, A Time Machine.
It was supported by Arts Council England, The Henry Moore Foundation, Culture Ireland, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and Outset as The Showroom’s Production Partner 2012.
Born in Connecticut in 1968, Pierce is an artist based in Dublin. Since 2003 she has used the term 'The Metropolitan Complex' to describe her work, which demonstrates her broad understanding of cultural work, articulated through various working methods, involving performances, interviews, archives, exhibitions and self-publishing.More