9.12.19

HIGH-RISE BOYFRIEND SULLEN STRUCTURES, Bernau

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence, Southern Headquarters (2017) 

    14.12.2O19

In the context of the Bauhaus centenary, the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is bringing their cult bingo game to the German city of Bernau. The performance is based on the organisations' recurring fixation with the built environment and features readings, a slide show, prize-draw and music from the OJAI Political and Infrastructural Sound Archive (PISA).  Most importantly, there are very desirable OJAI monogrammed prizes to be won. Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly are delighted to be joining forces with D. Holland Morritz for this project. Refreshments will be served. Frequent Regional (13 min) and S Bahn trains to Bernau depart from Berlin Gesundbrunnen. 


Galerie Bernau                         
Bürgermeisterstraße 4                       Performance Time
16321 Bernau bei Berlin                     14 December 2019           
Germany                                           19:00 hrs        
                           
www.galerie-bernau.de                      

9.11.19

TWO OF HEARTS, Brussels




>>TWO OF HEARTS<<

    09.11.2O19 & 26.11.2019

Aisha Christison & Jack Burton, Angyvir Padilla & Yoel Pytowski, Ekaterina Kaplunova & Richard Venlet, Gary Farrelly & Gilles Hellemans, Marie Sardin & Rémy Tith, Nils Alix-Tabeling & Justin Fitz Patrick. Curated by Jacopo Pagin

SB34 The Pool
34 Rue Saint Bernard                                 
B-1060 Brussels                                                
Belgium   
                                                              
www.sb34.org

17.10.19

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL IDEATORS, Wuppertal


>>EUROPEAN CONFERENCE OF INSTITUTIONAL IDEATORS -  ECII2019<<

    26.10.2O19 & 27.10.2019

ECII brings together practices that appropriate institutional identities, processes and languages as tools for artistic research, performance and production. The program happens over two days of performances, lectures, screenings and concerts. The participants include an office, a department, an assembly, a headquarters, a society, an agency and a ministry. The conference culminates in a Plenary Session, a round table discussion moderated by Joseph Noonan-Ganley. ECII is hosted by the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence and is generously supported by Grölle Pass Projects and Kulturbüro Wuppertal.

Featuring- Department of Ultimology, ENCORE, Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples G.E.S, Vanja Smiljanić- Minister of Cosmic People for the countries of Ex-Yugoslavia, Portugal and Former Portuguese Colonies, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence, T.A.L.O.S., That Might Be Right, Self Luminous Society, Joseph Noonan-Ganley , Pádraic E. Moore, Julia Zinnbauer. Scenography by Parasite 2.0. Publication in collaboration with Zero-Desk. ECII website by Tea Palmelund.

Grölle Pass Projects
143 e Friedrich Ebert Strasse                                 Conference hours 
D-42117 Wuppertal                                                 Sat 14:00 - late (inc refreshments and dancing)
Germany                                                                 Sun 12:00 - 19:00 (inc refreshments and excursion)

www.jointintelligence.org/conference

15.10.19


>>KNOW YOUR PLACE<<

    19.10.2O19 & 01.12.2019

The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence's second exhibition at Groelle Pass Projects KNOW YOUR PLACE showcases obsessive research in the combined field of architecture, hero-worship, conspiracy theory and the power of institutions. It encompasses maps, videos, audio work, postal correspondence and declassified documents from the archive. In addition, the exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition vinyl LP featuring Dreier and Farrelly reading lists, their preferred format for conveying information. It also includes sounds from OJAI's Political and Infrastructural Sound Archive.

The scenography for Know Your Place is by Italian architecture and design practice Parasite 2.0 who have designed a bespoke office environment especially for OJAI. Their construction functions as a system of display as well as a site of collaboration, performance and work.

The exhibition is inextricably linked to the European Conference of Institutional Ideators ECII, hosted by OJAI on October 26/27 - a gathering of self-instituted artistic practices. The exhibition responds to the same question that motivates the conference: How to be an institution? Why be an institution? How to institute?


Grölle Pass Projects
143 e Friedrich Ebert Strasse                             
D-42117 Wuppertal                                                 
Germany                                                                

www.groelle.de

14.6.19

PLENARY SESSION, Wexford

>>PLENARY SESSION 1 <<

    21.O6.2O19

The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to present a new performance entitled Plenary Session 1. The work comes to Wexford in the context of Here/There, a Rhineland-South East collaboration curated by Anya von Gosselnand Juergen Groelle facilitated by Wexford Arts Centre. Plenary Session 1 is O.J.A.I.’s first Irish performance outside Dublin and combines spoken word, audio and video elements pertaining to O.J.A.I.’s research in the field of calamity, conspiracy theory, and political identity. The performance takes place in Wexford County Council's legislative chamber, the ideal scenography for O.J.A.I.'s ongoing investigation into the bureaucratic apparatus that ensures collective functioning and the power structures embedded in public architecture.

The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence was founded in 2015 by Chris Dreier (DE) and Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE) and is headquartered in Berlin and Brussels. O.J.A.I. research focuses on esoteric information embedded in the urban environment and the agency of the self in history’s bigger narrative. O.J.A.I. work takes the form of surveys, field trips, publications, performances, videos, and a radio show. O.J.A.I. exhibitions, temporary offices and performances have taken place at Marres, House for-Contemporary Culture (Maastricht), Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin), Groelle pass:projects (Wuppertal), 500X Gallery (Dallas), ISELP Institute (Brussels), Damien & The Love Guru (Brussels), AIR (Antwerp) and Cultuurcentrum (Hasselt). This Autumn, O.J.A.I. will host the first ever European Conference of Institutional Ideators at Groelle Pass Projects in Wuppertal.

Wexford County Council
Newtown Road                                           Performance Time 
Carricklawn                                                 21 June 2019
Wexford                                                      18.00 hrs

www.jointintelligence.org

23.3.19

FESTIVAL OF CONTROL, Hasselt

National Day of Lists and Inventory (performance) rehearsal photo courtesy of  ©Pauline Poelmans


>>FESTIVAL OF CONTROL <<

    24.03.2019 - 16.06.2019

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to be presenting a new performance in the context Festival van de Controle (Festival of Control) curated by Sarah Van Marcke & Thierry Vandenbussche at CCHA in Hasselt. The performance inaugurates the National Day of Lists and inventory, a new National holiday initiated by OJAI to promote Belgium's rich bureaucratic heritage, and more generally- to engage the public with listmaking as a generative tool in daily life. An installation of OJAI material used in the performance will remain on display for the duration of the show.

Artists participating in Festival van de Controle: Francis Alÿs (BE/MEX), Mémé Bartels (NL), Ruben Bellinkx (BE), Roelien Brink (ZAF), Stefan Brüggemann (MEX), Guy Cassiers (BE), Constant Dullaart (NL), Fischli & Weiss (CH), Kendell Geers (ZAF/BE), Maarten Inghels (BE), Matthew Leifheit & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Ariane Loze (BE), Taus Makhacheva (RUS), Simon Menner (DE), Zach Nader (US), The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI) - Chris Dreier (DE) & Gary Farrelly (IRL/BE), Amalia Pica (ARG/UK), Annaïk Lou Pitteloud (CH/BE), Corinna Schnitt (DE), Roman Signer (CH), Lisa van Casand (NL), Ben Van den Berghe (BE) & Alexey Shlyk (RUS/BE), Chaim van Luit (NL), Sarah Van Marcke (BE), Rob Wetzer (NL)  

CCHA Cultuurcentrum Hasselt

15.3.19

DEBATES ON DIVISION, Brussels


>>DEBATES ON DIVISION <<

    16.03.2019

Debates on Division: when private becomes public is an ongoing, interactive performance that deals with the complexity of current political reality and its implications. What begins as a fictional TV talk show with invited actors and artists ends with a performative procession to the European Parliament. Gluklya and Anna Bitkina thus aim to create a public forum that highlights different forms of human fragility and traumas caused by deviating from established political structures. In collaboration with Philippine Hoegen, Teresa Cos, Gary Farrelly and Polina Akhmetzyanova. Debates on Division is taking place in the context of Performatik19 Brussels Biennial of Performance Art.

Bozar Centre for Fine Arts

7.12.18

GLUE, London

GLUE (2017), dir. Oisin Byrne, featuring. Gary Farrelly, HD Video, 51min

>>GLUE<<


13.12.18 - 03.02.19

GLUE is the first feature-length film by Irish artist Oisín Byrne, with artist and collaborator Gary Farrelly. Told through manic and confessional monologues and dialogues, Gary – a cross-dressing narcoleptic – delivers a comic insight into our shattered subjectivity.

As Gary comes off the mood-enhancing drugs used to treat his narcolepsy, time and identity are dislocated between places real and imagined: Gary’s flat in Brussels, a disintegrating Irish country house, the ‘floating train’ in Wuppertal, Gary’s own grave, and a maternity ward. Gary himself is linguistically pyrotechnic, quick-witted, and provocative, but it is the hesitations, slow-time and the intimate space of filmmaking that produce a portrait which is both tender and brutally touching.

The film articulates Byrne’s ongoing interrogation of identity formation through linguistic models of naming, shaming, interpellation and performativity, particularly in relation to queer experience. In Farrelly’s dextrous performance, at turns good humoured and desperate, we see the shuttling of subjectivity between belonging and alienation, identification and wilful refusal of categorisation. The psychic rupture caused by these breaks is palpable. (words from GCCA website)

Please note the film runs at 52 minutes, and starts on the hour, every hour. 

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art
Goldsmiths, University of London                             Opening Reception        Artist Talk
Saint James'                                                             13 December 2018          15 December 2018

29.10.18

TUNNEL LOTTERY, Cologne

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence, tunnel video (2018) [still](image as a postcard)

>>TUNNEL LOTTERY <<

03.11.2018

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to present White Paper on the Abolition of Tunnels (also known as Tunnel Lottery) - a video and live performance created during OJAI's residency at AIR Antwerpen this summer. The work is being performed in the context of the [Bau036] a group show from Antwerp by Baumusik currently on public display at Gold + Beton in Cologne. OJAI is particularly excited to bring the work to Gold + Beton bearing in mind that the gallery is located in the landmark pedestrian tunnel running under Ebert Platz in downtown Cologne.

OJAI spent the summer in Antwerp stitching together the performance out of research and documentation previously gathered on site in pedestrian tunnels in Wuppertal, Berlin and downtown Dallas (during our fact-finding mission to Texas last summer). New histories and video footage sourced in the two mammoth tunnels connecting both sides of Antwerp were also incorporated into the presentation. The performance follows the format of a lottery combined with video, music and storytelling elements that extend the topic of pedestrian tunnels into a conversation about architecture, violence, disaster and war.


Gold + Beton

Ebert Platz 3                      Performance
50668 Köln                        03 November 2018

26.9.18

WHITE PAPER ON THE ABOLITION OF TUNNELS, Antwerp

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (OJAI Sud), modified tunnel postcard (2016) 

>>WHITE PAPER ON THE ABOLITION OF TUNNELS <<

    26.09.2018

Gary Farrelly concludes a residency of three months in the framework of the annual collaboration between AIR Antwerpen and RAVI Liège. The project, a joint venture with Chris Dreier under the banner of Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence was to collect video footage, anecdotal data and sound recordings in the two gigantic pedestrian tunnels that run under the River Scheldt in the city centre (Sint-Annatunnel and KennedyFietstunnel). The work was integrated into OJAI's previous site-specific body of work about tunnels in Dallas, Berlin, Naples, Preston and Wuppertal. The resulting video work, vinyl record (Music for Tunnels) and live lottery performance is presented as a single proposition entitled White Paper on the Abolition of Tunnels. The work addresses one of the central claims of the OJAI project – the assertion that architecture imposes itself on the human psyche primarily as a form of violence.

AIR Antwerpen

17.9.18

I AM DYNAMITE, Dublin



>>I AM DYNAMITE <<

22.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to be taking part in I Am Dynamite, a symposium taking place over two days with talks, performances, and music that celebrate the role of disagreement in culture creation and public discourse. IAD is part of this year's Dublin Fringe Festival. OJAI will perform at the finalé of IAD on the second day of the program, this will be our first time performing in Ireland. Curated by Roisin Agnew, the program includes: Angela Nagle, Jessa Crispin, Jesse Presley Jones, Emmet Kirwan, Seamas O'Reilly, Kitty Holland, Grace Dyas, Gary Gannon, Ellen Coyne, Roisin Kiberd, Willie White, Nialler 9, Rob Mirolo & Algorithm, Office For Joint Administrative Intelligence (Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier), Spicebag and Rosa Abbott. 


              BOOK TICKETS



Event Times
22nd-23rd September 2018
13.00 – 18.00 hrs



13.7.18

GLUE, Salzburg

Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly, film still from Glue

>>GLUE <<

20.07.2018

 At once documentary and fantasy, Glue delivers a radical and comic insight into our shattered subjectivity. Gary—a cross-dressing narcoleptic—has recently come off the mood-enhancing drugs used to treat his narcolepsy. Time and identity in the film are dislocated between places real and imagined: Gary’s flat in Brussels, a disintegrating Irish country house, the floating train in Wuppertal, his own grave, a maternity ward. Gary himself is linguistically pyrotechnic, quick-witted, and provocative, but it is in the pauses, hesitations, slow time and the intimate space of filmmaking that we discover a portrait which is tender and brutally touching.

"Glue“ by Oisin Byrne & Gary Farrelly is being screened as part of 20 Propositions, a series of exhibitions, performances and screenings taking place over the summer in the Salzburger Kunstverein. Each project phase has its own opening event. The Sunset Kino, Austria’s only outdoor avant-garde cinema, includes seven screenings of contemporary video and film. Curated by Séamus Kealy, 20 Propositions is produced in homage to the exhibition “40 Days 20 Exhibitions,” held 20 years ago in the Salzburger Kunstverein, and curated by the director then, Hildegund Amanshauser. This new version takes a different format but arises out a spirit of flux and engagement as the earlier exhibition had.


Salzburger Kunstverein

23.5.18

LETTERS OF LAST RESORT, Brussels

Gary Farrelly,  "Waco" OJAI correspondence (postcard) (2018), photographs from television news screen


>>LETTERS OF LAST RESORT<<


30.06.18 - 08.07.18


Henry Andersen, Anna Bak, Eric Baudelaire, Tatiana Bohm, Simon Bedwell, Laurie Charles, Anthony Colclough, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Lukas Müller, Office For Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly), Linder Sterling, Parasite 2.0., Suzanne Treister, Frank Wasser, Zero Desk. Curated/ Edited by Pádraic E. Moore

Letters of Last Resort is a publication, exhibition and performance programme. The project is informed by ongoing research into the ‘culture of apocalypse’. Some of the material included in this compendium was produced specifically for the project while other elements were extant long before this endeavour commenced. Aside from the desire to assemble and disseminate these contributions from artists and writers, another factor motivating this work was the aspiration to initiate a project that served as a testament to the possibilities of collaboration. The development of this project entailed a pooling of energy and resources from the numerous individuals and I’m deeply grateful to all those who contributed. In the face of mounting anxiety and socio-political uncertainty, processes such as this are still truly inspiriting. The title of this project refers to letters signed by the British Prime Minister located on each of the submarines carrying nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles that constitute the Trident defence programme. 



Damien & The Love Guru

23.4.18

STATE OF STATELESSNESS, Brussels

Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence, calamity/ flows map [preparitory diagram] (2018)

>>STATE OF STATELESSNESS<<


12.05.2018 - 07.07.2018


Sabrina Chou, Marijke De Roover, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier & Gary Farrelly), Yuki Okumura, Meggy Rustamova, Eleonore Saintagnan, Gen Ueda, Jonathan Vinel, Beny Wagner, Justyna Wierzchowiecka Curatorial Team: Hilde Borgermans Romuald Demidenko Maxime Gourdon Alicja Melzacka Graphic Design: Linh Dong & Elise van Kerckhove In collaboration with: Curatorial Studies KASK & ISELP.

State of Statelessness is one way to describe the contemporary condition of disembodiment and the position of an individual in an increasingly mediated society. It becomes a site for self-production and aestheticisation, a matrix enmeshing what has not assumed any fixed form (yet). It can also be imagined as a paradoxical, pseudo-administrative body, a space for a supranational society to take form, a utopian enclave based on indeterminacy and fluidity. State of Statelessness is a swansong amidst the crisis. On the other hand, statelessness may appear as a fatal predicament, a painfully carnal condition of displacement. It harbors feelings of rejection and non-belonging and imposes the status of an outcast, the ‘other’. Finally, it connects to the state of being in-between, the moment of intermission or suspension on variety of levels. (from curatorial statement)

ISELP  Institut Supérieur pour l'Étude du Langage Plastique


4.11.17

MARRES CURRENTS, Maastricht


Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence sound-checking at  Marres Center for Contemporary Culture (2017)

>>MARRES CURRENTS<<


13.12.2017 - 04.02.2018


Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is delighted to be participating in I Spy, I Spy, a little lie- the fifth edition of Marres Currents, curated by Evelyn Simons and Isabel Van Bos. Participating Artists: Henry Andersen, Felix Breidenbach, Alejandro Céron, Nicholas Hoffman, Aurélie d’Incau, Jesuus, Tim Löhde, José Montealegre, Ektor Ntourakos, Johanna Odersky, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier), Parasite 2.0, Nadia Perlov, Maria Gil Ulldemolins and Remko Van der Auwera.

In this day and age of virtual communication with its echo chambers and filter bubbles, political propaganda, the construction and transmission of myths, whitewashing, etc., artists raise questions regarding our methods to transmit knowledge and re-examine the tools we have to communicate with one another. This exhibition therefore departs from ideas related to Knowledge Commons, the philosophy pursuing a society in which information can be collectively owned, shared and managed as opposed to the privatisation of knowledge. How can collective knowledge generate collective consciousness?  (Simons/ Van Bos)


Marres  House for Contemporary Culture




3.8.17

A HARD PLACE, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, parliament building (2017), embroidery on postcard

>>A HARD PLACE<<


18.08.2017 - 24.02.2018


CentralTrak - University of Texas Artists Residency and 500X Gallery are proud to present a hard place- An exhibition of artists and architects addressing and responding to the legacy of Brutalism; a dominant post war architectural movement embodying concepts of utilitarianism and Utopian aspiration.

Chris Dreier (DE), Christine Weber (DE), Cunningham Architects (TX), Dirk Krecker (DE), EVOL (DE), Gary Farrelly (IRE/BE), Julia Zinnbauer (DE), Laure Catugier (DE/FR), Matias Bechtold (DE), Oisin Byrne (IRE/UK), Pádraic E. Moore (IRE/BE), ScAle Architects (IT) and Tannhäuser Tor (Alekos Hofstetter (DE) & Florian Göpfert (DE). Curated by Gundula Schmitz (Laura Mars Gallery) and Gary Farrelly. Comprehensive documentation courtesy of Julia Zinnbauer;



29.7.17

FRUIT EFFICIENCY, Dallas

image courtesy of OJAI NORD (2016)

Chris Dreier (OJAI Nord) and Gary Farrelly (OJAI Sud) image: Dallas bureau (2017)


Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence

>> Fruit Efficiency <<

August 26 - September 23

Fruit Efficiency is the first Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence exhibition in North America. An OJAI information and research bureau will function as a fusion center for the organisation's site-specific reconnaissance and psycho cartography. A selection of our postal correspondence- curated around the themes of architecture, finance and terrorism will be on display. The organisation's second annual report will be published and made available for public scrutiny. A bureaucratic performance will take place at the inauguration of the exhibition and will involve: administration as seduction, transport infrastructure as music and softly spoken words for management.


The opening is on 26.08.2017 at RO2 Art
1501 South Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75215


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