The Sun Gives Without Asking
Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar, Dublin
Wednesday 19 April 2023
AEMI present The Sun Gives Without Asking, a screening event curated by artist Sean Lynch. Revolving around the radical potential of storytelling, Lynch’s programme proposes forms of cultural pursuit that each, in their own particular way, interrogate the complex motifs found deep in everyday life, place and capitalist society. From windows, supermarkets and telephones, the measures and shapes of the western world that aim to manage and orient human behaviour become evident – with a sleight of hand they might change into new
malleable and eclectic forms, gleefully spurred on by artistic energies!
The Sun Gives Without Asking features Dan Graham, Paul Gregg & Annette Clancy, Magdalena Jitrik, Amanda Rice and Jorge Satorre, alongside excerpts of Lynch’s own ongoing video project What Is An Apparatus? A post-screening discussion will occur will occur with Sean Lynch, Amanda Rice and AEMI.
Sean Lynch (b. 1978, Kerry, Ireland) is an artist living in Askeaton, Limerick. Alongside representing Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2015, prominent exhibitions include Edinburgh Art Festival, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, CAPC Bordeaux and Modern Art Oxford. Since 2006, he works alongside Michele Horrigan at Askeaton Contemporary Arts.