28 Feb 2011

'Wishful Thinking'. An evening of 16mm film.

126 Gallery in association with the Glucksman Gallery, Cork, presents: 'Wishful Thinking'

Wishful Thinking, curated by Matt Packer from The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, is a travelling programme of selected 16mm film by contemporary international artists: Luke Fowler, Jaki Irvine, Ursula Mayer, Rosalind Nashashibi, Roman Ondak, João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva, Deborah Stratman, and Moira Tierney.

Borrowing it...s title from the common phrase to describe an optimistic and ever hopeful outlook, Wishful Thinking presents artist’s films that look beyond the surfaces and circumstances of the world as we find it. Whether by casting into the future, back to the past, or by re-­approaching things that are all too familiar, the selected artists employ the particular characteristics of 16mm film to reshape our experiences of time through moving images.

Matt Packer is Curator of Exhibitions & Projects at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, where he has curated exhibitions including 'School Days: the look of learning' (2010-11), 'Grin & Bear It: cruel humour in art & life' (2009), 'Getting Even: oppositions & dialogues in contemporary art' (2008). He studied on the Curatorial programme at Goldsmiths College, London, and is a current member of IKT, the international association of curators of contemporary

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Wishful Thinking has been developed by the Glucksman to enable wider access to contemporary artists’ film and curatorial models of programming.

Image courtesy of: Roman Ondak, gb agency, Paris, Janda gallery, Vienna and Johnen gallery, Berlin.