Migratory Lines to go on show at Broadcast Gallery


The exhibition, Migratory Lines, will be launched on Wednesday 5 June and will run until 19 June.

The exhibition will be hosted at Broadcast Gallery, Dublin Institute of Technology, Portland Row. It will be officially opened by Kieran Corcoran, Head of Art, Design & Printing at DIT and Chair of Broadcast Gallery.

The project was set up by Aislinn White and Alan Cusack in January 2013. Since then, they have been working with ornithological scientists in applying drawing methods to decipher flyways and corridors, amongst the vast, yet indefinite, data and theory around migrating birds.

The resulting exhibition, Migratory Lines, was formed through a number of public workshops in central London, from scientific experiments held in European research institutes, and the artists’ own work towards an alternative cartography for tracking migration. Through this project, White and Cusack show how drawing is used as a means to investigate and explore possibilities within this scientific research, as well as highlighting some of the common relations, methods and limitations within such partnerships.

Accompanying the exhibition opening will be the launch of a publication Migratory Lines: Navigating Across Disciplines. Edited by Aislinn White and Rose Wanek, it documents the participation of 10 international thinkers and practitioners from a wide selection of disciplines. It records their approaches and responses to the idea of a migratory line, including navigation, mapping and the representation of movement.

Broadcast Gallery is a public gallery located in the Fine Art programme of the School of Art, Design and Printing, DIT Portland Row, Dublin.

Launched in 2007 as the first public gallery situated in an Irish art college, Broadcast supports the production, interpretation and dissemination of a broad range of activities within contemporary art practice and runs a programmed series of public workshops and lectures focusing on the concerns and issues raised by artists exhibiting in the gallery.



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