Here’s an excellent reason for a stroll up the hill.
A new exhibition by Cork-based collaborative art duo The Project Twins opens in the Crypt at St Luke’s former church on September 1st.
The show’s title, 100 Seconds to Midnight, is inspired by The Doomsday Clock, a metaphorical symbol that represents how close humanity is to self-destruction.
Alongside their fine art practice, twin brothers James and Michael Fitzgerald regularly produce editorial illustrations for an array of international newspapers and publications, including The Guardian, The New York Times, TIME and The Economist.
Members of Sample Studios, where they are resident artists, they are currently working on a permanent public art piece for Luisen-Gymnasium School as part of KunstKommission Düsseldorf.
Speaking about the upcoming exhibition, Acting Artistic Director of Sample-Studios, Emer Yip said the scale of the works serves as both “a warning and a call to action to use the 100 seconds we have left wisely.”
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“We live in perilous times, with the combined struggles of war, a global pandemic and climate change vying for our attention and overwhelming our sensibilities on a daily basis,” Yip added.
“The graphic symbolism inherent in The Project Twins’ work distills these concerns into their basic elements, conveying the complexity of the current crises while exploring graphic systems of communication that surround our collective anxieties.
“The use of pictographs reflects the simplicity represented by The Doomsday Clock: an almost absurdly simplistic design, but deadly serious in its message.”
‘100 Seconds to Midnight’ runs from September 1st – September 24th, 2022, Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm. Sample-Studios is proudly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Council.