On the 35th of May,
one has to be prepared for anything.
On The 35th May, One Has To Be Prepared For Anything. glór, Ennis. 16th March - 07 May 2022
On the 35th of May, 1931, Conrad and his Uncle Ringel stepped into the wardrobe to discover the exciting world hidden, mostly, in Conrad’s imagination. In 2021, during COVID19 lockdown, a group of Clare-based artists were invited by glór’s Curator in Residence to discover Erich Kästner’s The 35th of May, or Conrad’s Ride to the South Seas on its 90th anniversary. This online reading was a meeting place to talk about real and fantastical ideas, get inspired and inspire others.
I participated in the exhibition alongside Ana Colomer, Will O’Kane, Katya Polezhaeva, Noreen Ramsay and Evelyn Sorohan. I made 4 pieces in response to the text, a triptych based around Conrad and Uncle Ringel's trip to topsy turvy land, and one piece centering on a character who features early on in the book, Edward The Confessor.
This exhibition was curated by Curator Moran Been-noon.