Kate Minnock

OCT 3-12

Kate Minnock
in collaboration with Vera Klute
‘karkinoma’

Opening Thursday Oct 2nd, 6pm-9pm

Opening Hours Wed-Sun, 2-7pm
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thisisnotashop presents ‘Karkinoma’, an exhibition of new works by Kate Minnock in collaboration with Vera Klute. The title refers to the term first used by the Greek physician Hippocrates twenty-five hundred years ago to depict a tumor as a ‘muddled irritable cavity with spindly legs flaring out of control in all directions’. Fascinated with its evil animal-like appearance, he called it karkinoma, cancer, the Greek word for crab.

Minnock graduated from NCAD in 2003. Her current practice spans site-specific installation, digital & Fine Art print & drawing, focusing on the interdisciplinary area of art and science. This research-based exhibition was influenced by the work of Dr. Angel H. Roffo. His groundbreaking research was presented at the 2nd International Congress of Scientific and Social Campaign Against Cancer in 1936 to over 200 eminent cancer research specialists.

For this exhibition the artist has produced a limited edition artists book, using the format of a timeline, to highlight significant events relating to Roffo’s research. The book was created using original letterpress techniques at the National Print Museum. Printed as a blind deboss the deliberate, laborious yet meditative process of letterpress printing becomes an intrinsic element within the work.

The exhibition includes a collaboration by Minnock and Klute. Klutes work merges drawing, video, stills, and photography into collage like animations. The animation is based on the detailed drawings A.H Roffo used to accompany his pioneering research into the carcinogenicity of solar radiation. The animation will be back-projected onto the window of the gallery.

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