Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest. Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up. The best is yet to come. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. (Thanks, A___) Or in my own words: No more meltdown, “relentless melt” is the word! Cos’ there is no point wallowing in self-pity.
And with that in mind we are off again. With our degrees pratically in our pockets, we have formed a collective and have managed to get an exhibition off the ground within a matter of days. The biggest discussion, I think, was probably the one about the name of our collective. Well, I present to you “Melt Collective”, loosely based on the Susan Sontag quote
“(…) all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt”.
The Melt Collective comprises of a group of lens based visual artists who met while completing a BA in Photographic Media in Griffith College Dublin.
‘Relentless Melt’ is our first group show since graduating which opens to the public on the 5 July, and runs until 12 of August in the Motorhouse, in Farmleigh House courtyard. And hence our first group exhibition also references the quote.
You are cordially invited to join us for the opening of the show on Wednesday, 4th of July, in the Motorhouse Gallery in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park. The more the merrier, so I hope to see you all there, and celebrate the next step in our photographic life, now as graduated snappers. Let’s hope that f*ck-ups like the below are a thing of the past – or a deliberate artistic choice…