The Core Project Call for 2017


Entry Deadline: Feb. 28

Dublin, IRL

The Core Project – an international Art Project is seeking participants around the world to become part of a global art experiment.

The Core Project is a contemporary visual art project, led by artist/Curator Matthew Nevin. The project will feature 200+ Videos; that will be showcased online, through an experimental film, and in a large scale installation in September 2017 in RUA RED Gallery Dublin.

Each video contains a single person representing all of the sovereign states of the world responding to a secret question. These Participants are provided instructions on how to film, including the previously unseen question which they do not view until filming has begun. Furthermore this question will only ever be revealed to the participants of the project.

The project focuses on the accumulation of an ephemeral art public, analysing the process of each of the participants understanding of the question, exploring their visual set up [how they set up the camera, their ‘visual scene’], their method and practice in participating in the project.

The Core Project’s activities and participation aim to create an inclusive, international art public. It is the goal of the project to operate as a social and cultural experiment in assessing “participation in political activity”. This method of everyday participation and utilization of artistic political engagement is essential to the project’s inclusive strategy. (Deutsche, 1998, p.288, Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics.)

Check out for more details and to submit an application.

Enquiries made to [email protected]

Deadline: The application process is rolling, decisions are made as and when videos are submitted. • If a correct, appropriate and complete video is submitted from a country they will be chosen as the participant.

Contact: [email protected] | [email protected]

Exhibition of Large Scale Installation at RUA RED
A large scale installation projecting 200+ videos.
All videos will play on a loop with one video’s sound playing on rotation.
Opening: Saturday 2nd September 2017 @ 3pm
Runs:  4th September – 28th October 2017
RUA RED, South Dublin Arts Centre, Blessington Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24

The Experimental Film:
This Film will be an edited version of all videos, the 400 minutes of raw footage gathered from the participants will be cut down to an experimental 1-hour film to be premiered in RUA RED Gallery and entered into international film festivals.

The Website:
An online database of all the videos, an interactive global map running all videos, and information on the participants and project.

About the Artist / Curator

Matthew Nevin is a Curator and Visual Artist working in Ireland, UK and the US for the visual arts organisation MART. Matthew completed a Degree in Film & TV and Scenography from UWA Wales in 2006 and a Masters in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD Dublin in 2013. Since 2007, Dublin based curators Matthew Nevin & Ciara Scanlan have sought to create opportunities by conceiving creative platforms to support artists from all stages of their careers to test new ground. As a curatorial partnership they have curated over 100 artists through several international exhibitions across Ireland, UK, Germany, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Japan, Jackson Mississippi, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles. In 2013 the curators launched The MART Gallery & Studios {Dublin, Ireland}; housing two large galleries in a renovated old fire station, and have expanded their studio network to host over 120 members in 70 studios in seven studio buildings across Dublin.

As a visual artist Matthew works in Video, Installation & Performance Art. He has exhibited at Shunt London, The Galway Arts Festival, Imoca Dublin, Bar 8 Galway, UWA Wales, Galway City Museum, G126 Galway, Entrée Norway, Shunt London, SPACE Bratislava, Stattbad Berlin, The Molesworth Gallery Dublin, Lewis Art Gallery Jackson Mississippi, PQ Festival Prague, Popup Art Loop Chicago, Flux Factory New York, C4 Gallery Los Angeles, The Market Studios Dublin, NCAD Dublin, Talbot Gallery Dublin and The Art Foundation Athens. Through his work he has secured funding from Culture Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland, Galway & Dublin City Council’s, Visual Artists Ireland and received a commission from Ralph Lauren.

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