OTHER (Frankfurter Kunstverein) Dec 4th, 9pm

Michele Horrigan

Project display OTHER, Frankfurter Kunstverein

Curated by Oliver Heinzenberger and Shane Munro

Opening Friday, December 4th, 9pm and running until Monday, January 4th 2010

Michele Horrigan's videos and photographs frequently set up a theatrical relationship to her subjects, probing specific circumstance and values of representation of familiar realities.

In recent years she has often understood these concerns by taking on the role of a wildlife photographer. Conspiracy (2009) features six photographs of ravens and magpies in Canada, each printed with heavy contrast and grain. Horrigan plays with the ideas of sinister superstition surrounding birds, considering folklore that ravens represent lost souls and magpies cause foreboding and worry. Here, she sets up a relationship between each print, creating a seemingly omnious nature. Who is being framed here? Birds, their spectators or the artist's camera maybe? Through playing with the preconceptions of her subject, Horrigan makes apparent the open implications in modes of representation.

Michele Horrigan was educated at the University of Ulster, Belfast and the Stadelschule, Frankfurt. In recent times she has exhibited in Limerick City Gallery of Art, RIAA Buenos Aires, the Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen and Ritter & Staiff, Frankfurt. Since 2006, she is also founder and curatorial director of Askeaton Contemporary Arts. Based in County Limerick, Ireland, the project annually commissions artists to produce new innovative projects in direct relationship to the town of Askeaton. www.askeatonarts.com

The project display "Other" is situated on Level B of Dom/Römer subway station (close to the staircase exit Domplatz).

Accompanying image:
Conspiracy (2009) 
Michele Horrigan
Silver gelatin print, 60 x 45 cm