A newly commissioned ephemeral event by James Ó hAodha (IE), featuring a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.
As part of the exhibition, Tonight, you can call me Trish, curated by RGKSKSRG, artist James Ó hAodha has been commissioned to devise an encounter with a specific community of interest. His work For the Birds is a one-off event; a series of idiosyncratic exhibition tours, which takes place in the gallery over a single day – the final day of Trish. Teasing out notions of what constitutes ‘audience’ and ‘exhibition’, the artist plays with the presence of three hand-picked exotic birds – a Macaw, a Cockatoo, and an African Grey Parrot.
The birds will simultaneously occupy the gallery both as viewer and live performer, activating, intervening and, in moments, becoming complicit with the language of display, aesthetics, and the mediation of contemporary visual art. Exhibition tours will run every 40 minutes, from 11am until 3pm, each lasting 15 minutes.