The Douglas Hyde, Dublin
22 May — 22 Jul 2015
'Four Fold' was an exhibition of installation, sculpture, collage, performance and video. An image of the the 'Old Croghan Man' bog body was reproduced at a large scale on the Gallery floor. During a performance on the opening night, the folds of leathery skin were lifted and propped up by sculptures, casts and found objects to reveal collages of a multitude of images from a broad range of sources: André Masson’s Acéphale illustration depicting a headless monster, functioning as a parodic diagram of the ideas of the Surrealist philosopher Georges Bataille; Krang, the villain from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, is an anthropomorphic brain housed in the torso of a human-shaped exo-suit; the cryogenically-frozen body of John Spartan from the film, Demolition Man; and a snapshot of the artist’s mother, apparently perturbed by a ‘virtual autopsy display’ of a mummy in the British Museum.