The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29) will be in residence this autumn at The Centre For Dying On Stage #3. The collective known as TAH29 has been active from 2010 and since then it employs a museological activity informed by modern literature and philosophy to a point of taking more and more significance, to thin out its membrane.
Autumn Residency programme at Cow House Studios
10 October – 20 November 2016
The Centre For Dying On Stage #3 is presented by Cow House Studios with the support of Wexford County Council and Wexford Arts Centre. This residency has been developed in collaboration with Kate Strain, curator-in-residence at Cow House Studios for 2016. This initiative is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Visual Arts Curator Residency Scheme.
Participating artist: Jessica Foley, Marjorie Potiron & Lisa Hoffmann, Steven Randall and The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29)
Associate artists: Orla Barry, Aurelien Froment, Dennis McNulty, Isabel Nolan and Dick Walsh.
The Artist and Himself at 29 (TAH29) is a transhistorical genome and hyper-object which operates and co-activates humour and retroactive-irony as a way to approach the site of change and agency in the present. The artist, Alex Mirutziu is part of this collective alongside his twenty-nine-year-old-self. TAH29 is informed by a museological activity of the artist as the most unartistic of anything in existence as he, the artist is continually standing in for and filling some other body; an observation which only Keats could have made in a letter to Richard Woodhouse. The collective’s gravitational pull comes from phenomenology of presence and from the notion of a reality without presence developed by Graham Harman.
The Centre For Dying On Stage is a research body that generates new artistic undertakings, anchored to notions around death and the stage.
The website archives, collects and collates instances of unexpected deaths that have occurred during moments of performance in the public domain. The Centre also comes to life through various real time iterations.