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. 


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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


Further Information


7.2.17

FRUIT SOLUTIONS, Berlin

OJAI, reading room (2017), Laura Mars Gallery, Berlin.

OJAI ‐ Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence
CHRIS DREIER + GARY FARRELLY
Fruit Solutions

Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 2017, at 7 p.m.
with a performance and tape release by Dexia Defunct at 9 p.m.
Open to the public: 11. February ‐ 26. March 2017

Bingo: Sunday, March 26, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Architectural concept provided by ScAle Architects

LAURA MARS GALLERY
Bülowstraße 52
10783 Berlin
www.lauramars.de
Opening hours: Wed ‐ Fri 1 – 7 p.m. / Sat 1 – 5 p.m.





Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence

16.10.16

LOW HANGING FRUIT, Wuppertal




CHRIS DREIER : GARY FARRELLY

>>LOW HANGING FRUIT <<


22.10.2016 - 25.01.2017

LOW HANGING FRUIT is the first exhibition by the Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly). The exhibition explores bureaucratic and administrative strategies as modes of cultural production. Results and analyse from the recent OJAI policy and instincts opinion poll will be presented as well as plans for a world head-quarters designed by ScAle Architects (Benedetta Alessi and Maurizio Scalera). The Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence will present the organisations first annual general report as well as a critical text by Julia Zinnbauer. There will be noise performance by Dexia Defunct (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) in collaboration with Frank Lohmeyer.

OJAI

11.7.16

ULTRA MODERNE, Bregenz

Gary Farrelly, typing on paper, posted in Berlin street/ object presumed destroyed (2016)

ULTRA MODERNE

15.7.–20.8.2016
An exhibition with
Matias Bechtold, Chris Dreier, Gary Farrelly, Alekos Hofstetter & Florian Göpfert,
Dirk Krecker and Christine Weber
Galerie Lisi Haemmerle (Bregenz) in cooperation with Laura Mars Gallery (Berlin)

More sceptical is the work of Gary Farrelly and Dirk Krecker who interrogate the aesthetics of modernity: Farrelly subverts the representation of modernist buildings by hand-embroidering them with delicate patterns while Krecker has punched holes into white sheets of paper with a typewriter. The results of these seemingly strenuous activities are fragile textures reminiscent of complex urban structures and at the same time of digital information overload.        
                                                                                                             (Der Standard 13/08/2016)
Galerie Lisi Hämmerle

Anton-Schneider-Strasse 4a

A - 6900 Bregenz


Tel./Fax: +43 (0) 5574 52452 Mobile: +43 (0) 664 52 88 239

Opening times Wednesday–Friday 3–7 pm, Saturday from 4–7 pm and by appointment

24.5.16

OneOnOne, Brussels

foreground: David Lunney, background: Gary Farrelly; image courtesy of Ella de Burca.


Gary Farrelly, college wrestlers (2016), embroidery on found image.


Stefan Banz, Ella de Burca, Gary Farrelly, David Lunney, Léa Mayer and Pope L will will square up to the theme of boxing, not to splay it lifelessly across a canvas but to vigorously recatalise the pugilistic narrative. The artist will become boxer and questions of body, ego, society, medium and representation will be brought into focus with adrenal clarity amid a series of fractious blows. The exhibition is the curatorial initiative of Anthony Colclough. 
                                                                                                          

Opening night wil feature: Professor Vanreusel of KU Leuven, brief academic discussion, 'Boxing, art and poetry'. Barbara Pereyra and Billie Hanne dance performance.


25 May at 18:00–22:00
Exhibition closes 10 June

Clovis XV, Boulevard Clovis, 15, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.