Goma Gallery presents Dystopia -Mick Fortune

Dystopia -Mick Fortune
Fri 03 Mar – Sat 29 Apr 2017


10am to 5pm (later on performance evenings)

This collaboration between the Goma Gallery of Modern Art in Waterford and The Source Arts Centre, Thurles presents the work of Wexford Artist Mick Fortune who uses video, photography and installation to investigate the relationship between individuals and the spaces in which they exist. With reference to pre-narrative cinema, Jungian psychology and Mythology and the unstructured nature of events, the work intends to allude to the presence of the camera as a mere coincidental event in a recurring cycle of decay.
With a strong emphasis on lighting, Fortune enables the figures to merge into their surroundings, as events seem to unfold and a sense of foreboding is heightened. As a result of this the performers exist in a sense of suspended animation, drifting through the space which takes significance above their existence. The show features several new works from 2017 and is curated by Jenna Whelan and Sandra Kelly of Goma.

Mick Fortune (b.1987) is a native of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Fortune is a graduate from Waterford Institute of Technology with First Class Honours in the BA (Hons) in Visual Art who works predominately with film, photography and installation. In 2016 Fortune received a six- month residency from GOMA in Waterford and was a Longlisted Artist for the RDS Awards. In addition, Fortune's work has been displayed in a solo show at The Cork Film Centre in 2016 and in group exhibitions at the Imagine Arts Festival, the Skapari Art Gallery and The Hive Gallery and Studios

Mick Fortune was GOMA Artist in residence in 2016.

Official Opening Friday 03 March at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

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