if you aren’t all mine, 2015

Oonagh Young Gallery, 2015
Detroit, Stockholm, 2014

At Oonagh Young Gallery, this was the second solo exhibition in the gallery by Alan Phelan. The show was the first Dublin presentation of the 2014 film “Edwart & Arlette”, after exhibitions of the work in Belfast, Stockholm, Treignac, France and the Bonn Kunstmuseum “Videonale.15”.

The film “Edwart & Arlette” was developed from Phelan’s first project “Handjob”, exhibited in Oonagh Young Gallery (2013), which acted like an open notebook of ideas from which the script for the film was developed. A revised version of this installation is currently on view in “Selective Memory” at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork until 15 March 2015.

The exhibition also included a photographic work that used images of the many actors who have played Sherlock Holmes arranged with push pins through their eyes.

At the exhibition for Detroit, Stockholm, an artist run space and studios, curated by Sheena Malone, the film was shown alongside a mock-up of what was to become Our Kind called “Morelli Pages 2014”. The piece projected images onto A3 page print-outs of the time-coded English subtitles from the film Wer War Edgar Allan.