153% Funded


Target: €4000


€6,144 Raised


33 Funders

All Humans Do

By Chris Fite-Wassilak


“I don’t even know who I am anymore. Who am I? Do you know who you are?” Hari asks. “Yes, all humans do,” Kelvin replies.

It is a function of our biology to strive to survive day to day. Our futures – and our forming identities – depend on the choices we make. Once we make a choice, we are oblivious to other possible futures; but we sometimes remain transfixed by the path not taken, its unknown and unfilled potential. We can have regret, imaginings and even memories of that unknown possibility.

In Andrei Tarkovsky's film of the sci-fi classic Solaris (1972), psychologist Kris Kelvin meets his dead wife on a space station in mysterious disarray. She is confused and asks Kelvin who she really is. Michel Foucault wrote in The Politics of Truth, "One of the main moral obligations for any subject is to know oneself, to tell the truth about oneself, and to constitute as an object of knowledge both for other people and oneself.”

All Humans Do is a cutting- edge group show of some of the top contemporary Irish artists practicing today. Currently running in the renowned non-profit project space White Box in New York’s Lower East side through the 19th of February 2012, these twelve artists - David Beattie, Rhona Byrne, Brendan Earley, Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Mark Garry, Kevin Kirwan, Bea McMahon, Dennis McNulty, Locky Morris, Niamh O’Malley and Tamsin Snow- have presented work in all media to look at the processes and attributes of what shapes and defines our shifting sense of humanity. The artists’ processes and the physical outcome is the telling of their journey, and the choices and mistakes made are perhaps analogous to getting to know oneself.

Curated by Aoife Tunney with associate curator Chris Fite-Wassilak, All Humans Do is an exciting gathering of new and recent work brought to an entirely new audience. The show will run for a month, and will in April 2012 travel to take on a new shape in The Model in Sligo.

To realise this ambitious show coming to Ireland, we need your help! Your generous support will go towards transport, materials and the production of work to be newly configured for its installation in Sligo. The exhibition in New York has been generously supported by Culture Ireland, and to bring this high quality exhibition to The Model we need lovers of Irish art everywhere to get involved.

Thank you in advance for your help in making this happen!

Aoife Tunney, Curator
Chris Fite-Wassilak, Associate Curator

Curatorial Panel members:
Gavin Delahunty, Head of exhibitions & displays, TATE Liverpool.
Seamus Kealy, Director, The Model. Sligo.
Declan Long, Course director, Art in the Contemporary world, NCAD, Dublin.
Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, critic & curator.



last day!

final 24 hours to push it through- thanks to all for your help so far, any last minute donations welcome!!!

9 days left!

thanks for all your support so far, and now for the final push to reach our goal- please spread the word!!! Editions by David Beattie, Bea McMahon and Tamsin Snow are available to our supporters, as well as a top time to be had in Sligo, but every little bit helps! check out photos of the editions and some of the works in the show here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Humans-Do/362585047087966 see you in sligo!

AHD Video

check our short video, with images of works in the show and shots from new york! http://vimeo.com/37040187

All Humans Do Facebook Page

Come visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Humans-Do/362585047087966 and 'Like' us for more photos from the New York show, updates on the build up to The Model, and images of the artist editions we have in store for donors!

funders (33)

There are 25 public funders of this project

There are 8 anonymous funders of this project