EXHIBITIONS MA-WEEKEND:JASON DUNNE
MA-student at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Jason Dunne, creates a community which the viewer does not automatically get enty to in his MA-weekend exhibition.
MA-student at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Jason Dunne, shows a spiral-shaped installation of b/w photography cut out figures. The figures become human prototypes with minimal personal traits, and are positioned so that one seems to meet a uniform herd, all united in a common activity. Yet there are variations within the group, thus the figures appear to be a number of individuals.
There are variations in size, location and in t the degree of movement and life of the individual figures. Some are completely immersed in their own tasks and duties, while others seem to be more aware of the presence of the viewer. In this self-organised group some figures seem to determine the others’ positions, and in this relationship between the individual and the group a quest for identity appears. A community is about to be created which the viewer does not automatically get entry to.
Jason Dunne (1987, Ireland) is a first year MA-student at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He holds a BA of Fine Arts from The National College of Art & Design in Dublin. He has exhibited solo in the Exchange Gallery (2010) and at The National College of Art & Design (2009), both in Dublin, and has participated in group exhibitions such as Live at Eight at Bar Eight, Invocation of my Demon Brother at The Irish Film Institute, and The Great Redundant at Sebastian Guinness Gallery, all in Dublin in 2010. Dunne also won the first prize of The Sanctuary Art Award, he has been an intern at Four Contemporary Art Space in Dublin, and currently works as an exhibition technician and guide at Stiftelsen 3,14 in Bergen.
The MA-weekend is collaboration between Hordaland Art Centre and Bergen National Academy of the Arts. Twice a year the MA-students at the Bergen National Academy of the Arts are invited to submit proposals for an exhibition to be realised at Hordaland Art Centre, and a professional jury selects one of the proposals.