Dingle & McDonagh

Art For You

Each piece of framed postcard art comes with an instruction for an action. You perform the action, creating a one act, one person performance in which you are both performer and audience. Us making art for you that you make for you.

When you look at these 50 postcard collages try to imagine them pinned up on a wall in a gallery/performance space. Next to them on a long poster are printed large the words ARTIST - ACTION - REACTION - ARTIST - ACTION - REACTION …

Written instructions invite you to: 1. Choose an image that appeals to you. 2. Present the postcard to Dingle and/or McDonagh - the artists in residence - to trigger an action by one or both of them. 3. Watch your reaction to what you have set in motion.

The postcard you presented to Max Dingle may have triggered him to move briskly and silently onto a darkened stage, poke his head through the thick velvet curtains. As you stare at this disembodied head it suddenly begins to sing you a song in Italian. The song ends. The head disappears. You are left with a bodily impression of having caused a strange yet stimulating action.

The live, physical show in which this was destined to happen in 2021 - What the body knows (but may have forgotten) - was thwarted by actions/reactions set in motion by a certain virus. What then to do with the artistic triggers? Frame them and offer them to you for a modest sum.

Dingle & McDonagh

Art For You

Each piece of framed postcard art comes with an instruction for an action. You perform the action, creating a one act, one person performance in which you are both performer and audience. Us making art for you that you make for you.

When you look at these 50 postcard collages try to imagine them pinned up on a wall in a gallery/performance space. Next to them on a long poster are printed large the words ARTIST – ACTION – REACTION – ARTIST – ACTION – REACTION …

Written instructions invite you to: 1. Choose an image that appeals to you. 2. Present the postcard to Dingle and/or McDonagh – the artists in residence – to trigger an action by one or both of them. 3. Watch your reaction to what you have set in motion.

The postcard you presented to Max Dingle may have triggered him to move briskly and silently onto a darkened stage, poke his head through the thick velvet curtains. As you stare at this disembodied head it suddenly begins to sing you a song in Italian. The song ends. The head disappears. You are left with a bodily impression of having caused a strange yet stimulating action.

The live, physical show in which this was destined to happen in 2021 – What the body knows (but may have forgotten) – was thwarted by actions/reactions set in motion by a certain virus. What then to do with the artistic triggers? Frame them and offer them to you for a modest sum.

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