Éilis Ní Fhaoláin
Taking time off one morning , I visited more of the Biennial. This time The Blade Factory to see Mark Leckys DREAM ENGLISH KID which was mesmerising. It uses archival material from tv shows, adverts, and music to create a record of all the significant events in his life from the 70’s to the 90’s. After that , over the road to Cains Brewery, where I really liked CHINATOWN and its work by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian. Its a selection of objects , props, films and works from their art collection. According to the catalogue – these items have been ‘smuggled’ by sea in a shipping container from Dubai , where the Iranian artists are currently living in exile. There was a lot of other good work to see too and I was really pleased I got to see it.