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The Butchery of Continuity

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

6pm | Studio 6 will be open with an installation of re-edited audio visual footage
6.30pm | Ben will give a talk followed by a response from Teresa and an open discussion

(Ben’s paper will be available to read beforehand closer to the time. Please email Ben - woodardbenjamin@gmail.com - if you wish to receive a copy.)

The Butchery of Continuity is the first of two public events to be presented at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, emerging from conversations between philosopher Ben Woodard and artist Teresa Gillespie.

Utilising the mediums through which they each work, the event will merge a theoretical presentation with an audio visual installation. The starting point for the event has been Ben Woodard’s idea of a horror version of the Baron von Munchausen story. In this story, the fictional Baron attempts to pull the inside of his body out in a painful effort to escape entrapment. A body with too many organs swells out. Yet restrained by the continuity of matter never fully achieves separation or extraction.

Horror is often taken as a metaphoricalization of socio-cultural anxieties through the matter of film. However, this overlooks its engagement with the difficulty of separating body and world. All exchanges leave material traces. Everything is connected, but continuity is butchery.

Gathering films and footage through their conversation, Studio 6 will be occupied by re-edited material abstracted from psychological and cultural narratives to emphasise material processes that never quite allow for the moment of separation.

This event takes place as part of TBG+S’s Studio 6 Open Programme.

Please book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-butchery-of-continuity-tickets-11600809333

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