23.5.18

LETTERS OF LAST RESORT, Brussels

OJAI content in the Letters of Last Resort publication (2018) image courtesy of Outer Space Press


Letters of Last Resort

From June 30, 2018 to July 8, 2018
Performance evening July 8, 2018

Letters of Last resort is a compendium of responses from artists and writers regarding what has been described variously as the apocalypse; end of days; revelations; eschaton or simply the end of the world. This project utilises and in some cases subverts the linguistic terminology and doctrines associated with modern day notions of apocalypse. In so doing, this endeavor represents the construction of a positive generative organism from concepts that are inherently predicated upon the destruction.  

The title of this project is a direct reference to letters located within the four British nuclear submarines carrying nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles that constitute the Trident defence programme. Letters of Last Resort  The publication is a publication produced in an edition of 300, it is an exhibition and it is a series of performances.


Featuring: 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, Linder Sterling, Parasite 2.0., Suzanne Treister, Frank Wasser, Zero Desk Curated / Edited by Pádraic E. Moore. Assistant curators Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly. Generously facilitated by Priya Shetty & Zoë Denys of Damian & The Love Guru. 

Damian & The Love Guru
Rue de Tamines 19
1060 Saint-Gilles

23.4.18

STATE OF STATELESSNESS, Brussels

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

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  Boulevard de Waterloo, 31 B-1000 Bruxelles  +32 (0)2/ 504 80 70




4.11.17

MARRES CURRENTS, Maastricht


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

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)


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.

Scenography: Parasite 2.0

OPENING: 13 DECEMBER 2017
Marres- Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.

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3.8.17

A HARD PLACE, Dallas

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

CentralTrak - University of Texas Artists Residency
presents: 
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.



18. 8. – 24. 9. 2017

Opening reception, 29h of August 2017 at 7 pm 

Comprehensive documentation courtesy of Julia Zinnbauer
500X Gallery 
500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226 

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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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.


30.4.16

NEUE HEIMAT, Berlin


foreground: Gary Farrelly, administrative building (2016) courtesy of Julia Zinnebauer.

Gary Farrelly, 3rd generation quasi-autonomous stitch on medical facility (2016).



NEUE HEIMAT
30. 4. – 4. 6. 2016

Opening on Sat, 30th of April 2016 at 7 pm
An exhibition about the efficacy of postwar modernist architecture on contemporary art with works by Matias Bechtold, Laure catugier, Chris Dreier, EVOL, Gary Farrelly, Alekos Hofstetter & Florian Göpfert, Carsten Nicolai, Tim Trantenroth und Julia Zinnbauer, curated by Alekos Hofstetter.

galerie weisser elefant
Auguststraße 21 10117 Berlin
Di – Fr 11 – 19 Uhr Sa 13 – 19 Uhr 

exihibition documentation at scissorella


13.3.16

DEXIA DEFUNCT, Neukölln

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Image: Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence (2016)
Our second performance as Dexia Defunct takes place at Bei Ruth bar in Neukölln on March 25th. The latest installment of the DD collaboration is a soundscape made up of office machinery, administrative processes and transport infrastructure. The recordings are combined with spoken word content: collaboratively researched financial data, self-hypnosis and language tutorial. The performance is taking place as part of:

„Ich hoere dauernd Huehner“ – Bob Rutman & Zam Johnson + Feedbackorchester + Dexia Defunct + Flamingo Creatures + DJs Plattentektonik. Curated by Ansgar Wilken.

Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence (2016): Gary Farrelly (left) and Chris Dreier (right). Image Ann Christine Freuwoerth

Dexia Defunct had it's inaugural concert Musique Concrete for the age of communication and control at the Bokal Royale in Brussels last June.  Dexia Defunct is a part of the OJAI Office of Joint Administrative Intelligence, a research collaboration focused on economic modeling, post-war architecture and personal inventory systems. OJAI activity manifests in co-authored bureaucracy, sound performance, mail-art and photography.

19.11.15

POLICY DOCUMENTS, New York

image courtesy of Kitty Kamp
Gary Farrelly, consolidated exercise 1 (2015), 29 x 35 inches.




Policy Documents is Gary Farrelly’s first solo exhibition in New York. Research material comprised of typed lists, diagrams and self-generated flotsam institute an atmosphere of bureaucracy and office. Self-representation through administrative systems is the central proposition. Materials employed include: carbon paper, spray paint, stencils, a typewriter and office stationary. The curator is Suzi Teo.

Museum Quality is a minuscule space, in the setting of a mall, hidden behind a taxicab dispatcher. It is an unlikely venue for showcasing conceptual art and design. In marked contrast to the cookie-cutter white cubes, Museum Quality is an attempt to design a forum that harkens back to ad hoc artist run spaces, with minimal red tape; an experimental lab to redefine the language of institution and space.


Gary Farrelly
Policy Documents

On view Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2015

Museum Quality
59 Pearl Street 
Brooklyn, New York 11201 
info@museumqualitynyc.com

19.10.15

NOISE BROADCAST, LaSalle IL

Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly, AAA rated recording, limited edition hand made cassette, White Trash Gallery, Illinois.

A specially recorded noise composition by Dexia Defunct (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) will be broadcast in the small rural city of LaSalle, Illinois. The public broadcast is the headline event of a spoken word/ noise art exhibition happening at White Trash Gallery. The composition is made up of recordings of domestic and office machinery as well as sounds of transport infrastructure, toy weapons and site-specific distortion loops. The piece also features an information-heavy voiceover. Limited edition/ stamped and approved cassettes have been dispatched from Brussels (via Berlin) to LaSalle and will be on display and available for purchase.





2.10.15

RECHERCHES 15, Tournai

Gary Farrelly, Atomium (2015), hand embroidered picture postcard.


TAMAT - Le Centre d'art contemporain du textile de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles présente « Recherches 15 ». L'exposition et publication sont les fruits des expérimentations textiles des boursiers fréquentant les ateliers de Recherches et d'Expérimentations pendant une année. 

TAMAT - The Center for contemporary textile art of Brussels and Wallonia presents « Recherches 15 ». The exhibition and publication are the culmination of  research carried out by the museum's eight artist's in residence.  

Gary Farrelly
Claire Williams
Caroline Fainke
Adam Weiner
Maximilien Ramoul
Clara Montoya
Sophie Duquesne
Vincent Sainlez


Vernissage le 02.10.15 de 18h à 21h
Visite guidée gratuite le dimanche 04 octobre à 14h30

9 Place Reine-Astrid BE7500 Tournai Belgique - Tél +32(0)69 23 42 85 - info@tamat.be


10.7.15

DEXIA DEFUNCT, Berlin/ Brussels

Gary Farrelly and Chris Dreier during the inaugural Dexia Defunct performance in Brussels. Photo by  Julia Zinnbauer.

Musique Concrète for the age of communication and control
Recorded sounds and noises, a modular machine and a technocratic voice form the Dexia Defunct experience. Founded this year by artists Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly as part of a new collaboration including mail art, photography and lists. Dexia Defunct had it's first concert with Burqamachines at Bokal Royal in Brussels this June.  www.soundcloud.com/dexia-defunct.

26.1.15

OISIN BYRNE: GARY FARRELLY, Wuppertal

Gary Farrelly, correspondence art installation,(2015), Grölle Pass Projects

OISIN BYRNE : GARY FARRELLY

>>GLUE <<

24.01.2015 - 15.03.2015

Two qualities unite the work. The first is a manual fixation; a polymorphic perversity. Both artists indulge in a pleasure in making, and in machines of production. This is tempered with a tendency towards humour, both linguistic and visual – of labour and of taste. There is an atmosphere of crap glamour and DIY decadence: an unpacking of taste and its tyranny.
(Byrne)

Zeichnungen : Bilder : Objekte : Video


Öffnungszeiten
Mittwoch bis Freitag
16.00 – 19.00 Uhr
Samstags
11.00 – 14.30 Uhr


13.3.14

EXTRAORDINARIES, Republika Srpska

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A selection of postal works on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Republika Srpska (2013).

I have been dispatching a series of advanced Mail Artworks to MSURSThe Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska since January 2013. The correspondence artworks have been departing my studio at monthly intervals without envelope. I unilaterally instigated the process and the initial dispatches were not solicited by MSURS. As the content accumulated in Republika Srpska the curatorial staff at the museum have become active collaborators in the process: documenting and archiving every piece upon arrival.

In February 2014 a selection the of works were shown as part of a major group exhibition at the museum entitled Iz/usetnosti (which translates as Extraordinaries). Since mid 2014 the collection has been part of the permanent public collection the museum.



Gary Farrelly, dispatch 2016084 (2016), MSURS, Republika Srpska.

24.8.13

GOING POSTAL, Dallas

Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
Gary Farrelly, Postal works (2013), RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

GOING POSTAL - an exhibition of diverse postal art production, processes and materials. Including works by: 

Michael Corris
Gary Farrelly
John Pomara
Sam Schonzeit

Opening Reception 7-10 pm Friday August 16
Art Talk / Pot Luck 7-9 pm Sunday August 18 
Gallery Hours Wed-Sat 12-6 pm and by appointment
The show will close on September 14

RE gallery 
1717 Gould Street 
Dallas tx 75215 
972-974-3004
info@regallerystudio.com

The series of postcards by Michael Corris are all adaptations of prior bodies of work made during
the 1980s. As postcards, they intend to exploit a more public model for making and disseminating of art. While they index other projects that were originally exhibited in the form of typographic book works, commissioned political posters, or informational materials related to activist campaigns, they also stand on their own as tokens of another kind of exchange.

Gary Farrelly’s works are mailed without envelope in the standard post, thus exposed to 
bureaucratic and procedural alteration / molestation. Whole exhibitions are incrementally transmitted in this manner. Large works are disassembled into or created as constituent parts for unitary dispatch. Farrelly has been sending the works to RE gallery since early 2013 from his home base of Pickering Forest, Ireland. Several works are also collaborations with Sam Schonzeit where they mailed works back and forth, altering each others along the way. Gary's work is courtesy of Ro2 Art.

John Pomara’s ready made mailer paintings are not really paintings but studies in color for a' larger painting series titled “96 Tears”. The mailer bar codes were similar in composition to the larger paintings pixelated stencils. By precisely utilizing the mailers as dip sticks, Pomara was offered visual solutions on a smaller less invested scale before taking on the larger sized works. Part happy accident, part rigorous study, these reused mailer paintings are quirky small works that hover between abstraction and the everyday. John's work is courtesy of Barry Whistler Gallery.

Sam Schonzeit’s works include a mail art subscription program where he enlists patrons to receive an original postal art work through the mail each month. This program was in particular response to the fact that Sam did not have a gallery to show his work at the time. Therefore he created his own art production, distribution and income system through the postal service. A small catalog documenting the history of his mail art subscription program was also produced for the Going Postal show. Sam also creates small abstract mask and spray paintings made in the size of postcards. These small works on paper are sold in select places, and while they may be used as postcards to be mailed, they are also beautiful little gems to be individually collected. 


                                                                     Gary Farrelly, dispatch 2013110 (2013)