In the making: High Heart — IADT at Pallas Projects
Exhibition runs from 17th – 27th February
High Heart presents new work by IADT Degree year BA in Art students, gathered at a specific moment in time. Like all previous iterations of In the making, High Heart is oriented toward the future.
The works in this exhibition have come to life in many different places – studios, bedrooms, laptops, back gardens, sheds and kitchens. These things (like their makers) are dispersed and separated in space. But in High Heart they cohere temporarily into a living entity animated by a shared curiosity about the world, and a commitment to the process of making art.
The online exhibition includes works realised in a range of media, exploring themes such as new forms of intimacy in public and private space; tensions between fabricated and organic structures; traditions surrounding death and funerals; mechanisms for the control of nature; representations of the human body; and the constant demand for emotional labour in the customer service industry.
In the making is conceived as an experiment in learning through exhibition-making, developed with guidance from PP/S co-curator Gavin Murphy and assistance from post-graduate students on IADT’s MA in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC).
Since 2015 the project has provided an early-stage glimpse into the ideas, materials and techniques currently being researched and tested by BA students and a valuable opportunity for them to extend their practices beyond the IADT studios.
“The IADT Art BA program is delighted to continue our long running collaboration with Pallas Projects (PP/S). Pallas Projects is an artist-run organisation dedicated to art production, exhibition, discourse, research and advocacy on/for artist-run practice.”
“This year the graduating students on the 4th yr of the Art program at IADT have shown an ingenuity, resourcefulness and creative response to unprecedented limitations. What has surprised us most is how they have turned those restrictions into creative opportunities to make art in multiple alternative ways and spaces. We simply say to the graduating group of emerging artists of 2021…Kudos! …and we are looking forward to what they do next…” – Sinéad Hogan, IADT