Lusus explores the robust relationships between materiality, human experiences, and the impact the works have on our experiences of spaces. Through a range of multi-faceted installations, encompassing painting, sculpture, video, sound, and various other media, the exhibiton invites visitors to delve into the artists'distinct explorations of domesticity, environment, cultural heritage, and the physical and metaphysical connections between humans and the material world.
'Lusus' is a Latin word that can be translated as 'play', 'game', or 'sport'. Or a deviation from the norm. It conveys a sense of playful exploration and experimentation. In the context of an art exhibition title 'Lusus' suggests that the artists engage in a creative and imaginative exploration of materials, inviting viewers to join in the playful discovery of new sensory experiences.
A group of five artists Eleanor McCaughey, Fiona Gordon, Anna Spearman, Domnick Sorace and Joana Hopkins.
Taking the theme of the collective as its central point of departure, Keystone took shape as a series of workshops guided by artist Mitch Conlon and theatre maker and comedian James Moran working with the 5th year art students and teachers of Colaiste Muire, Ennis and Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon, during the school year 2022 -23. The project was curated by Jennie Guy, founder and director of Art School, alongside invited co-curator Fiona Gannon, and investigates ideas around the collective by explring the places where teenagers go to hang out.