Installation view of Fools' Bells Fall, Hotel Maria Kapel. Photos by Irene de Craen
Installation view of Fools' Bells Fall, Hotel Maria Kapel
R69-32 by Renèe Helèna Browne. HD video projection 224:126cm hanging screen, purpose built seating
R69-32 video still, duration: 7 minutes, by Renèe Helèna Browne.
Blue Fool by Tara McKeon, HD video projection on mdf screen, purpose built seating
Blue Fool video still, duration: 20 minutes, by Tara McKeon.
Untitled by Tara McKeon,
Hairy Leg by Tara McKeon
Dog by Tara McKeon
Artisan Juice Inc. by Avril Corroon and Kerry Guinan, front view, HD video played on T.V
Artisan Juice Inc. by Avril Corroon and Kerry Guinan, back view, HD video played on T.V
Gut Comforter by Saoirse Wall
Gut Comforter, detail, by Saoirse Wall
Cover: 'Fools' Bells Fall' publication, edited by Irene de Craen, graphic design: Julie Héneault, edition: 120
Inside: Fools' Bells Fall publication, p45-46
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Fools' Bells Fall was a residency, exhibition and accompanying publication at Hotel Maria Kapel, The Netherlands in 2016. This project reflected on the character of the fool in relation to the position of the artist in contemporary society. Fools' Bells Fall was the third of three projects by six artists engaged in reciprocal research, writing, and art practice.
Residency period: May - July
Exhibition period: 4th - 30th of July
Curated by Irene de Craen, Renèe Helèna Browne, Eimear Walshe, Avril Corroon, Kerry Guinan, Tara McKeon and Saoirse Wall
"By using the tactics of the fool such as humour, deception, and cunning, the artists use their practice to deal with and subvert the hegemony of patriarchal-capitalist society and the positions allocated to them by that same hegemony as female, queer, precarious or otherwise marginal."
Please find the Fools' Bells Fall press release in full here
Fools' Bells Fall, the publication, accompanies the exhibition: 'This publication does not function as either the documentation or an explanation of the exhibition, but rather as another platform from which the artists reflect on the subjects at hand through writing, found images and previous works. As such it contextualises the works on show as well as the artists’ individual practices.' Available to purchase here
The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíon
The Mondriaan Fund
The municipality of Hoorn
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland
Fingal Arts Office
The Embassy of Ireland, The Netherlands