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Gallery Space 1

Johannes Paul Raether: The Witch and The Swarm

16 June - 18 July 2015 Tues-Sat, 11-5

Preview: 13 June 2015, 7pm

16th June - 18th July 2015

Johannes Paul Raether I The Witch and The Swarm 


Govan Geopathology with the Swarm Being

Free but spaces are limited, more info and booking here                                                                 

The Second Communisate with Protektorama
Standing Stones, Isle of Arran
20-21.6.15 (Summer Solstice), at sunset

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Transmission are excited to present The Witch And The Swarm, a solo project by Johannes Paul Raether, and his first in Scotland.

Raether lives and works in Berlin, but will bring two personae, or self-described 'figures’, to Glasgow that have been in development over several years: Protektorama, the world healing witch, and the more embryonic Swarm Being.

The Witch And The Swarm is a project in three parts. During normal gallery hours Transmission’s white womb will incubate an installation of devotional fetish-objects, a hoard of post-fordist swag lovingly collated and stitched together from the witches’ past outings. The Witch And The Swarm will also be encountered dribbling out of the mouth of Glasgow's ex-industrial bloodline, the River Clyde - where Johannes will present the Swarm Being - and in the celestial setting of the Isle of Arran's ancient stone circles where we, together with Protektorama, will celebrate the summer solstice.


Gallery Space 2


07 July - 07 July 2015

    Victor & Hester

    Presented at:

    126 Artist-Run Gallery
    4 Commerce House
    Flood Street
    Galway City


    Messages| Initially we wanted to describe a process of felting – rubbing wool together – to talk about constraints in material; a rubbed together fabric that is meshed, has resistance, friction, is unformed. Rubbing fingers together reminded us of a sexual politics, and gender politics, and its relationships to labour, to touch, spaces and time of value. Through language, describing a process like this, we thought it might allow other intensities to arise, different moments of intimacy, different annotations or ways of participating that might move out from the text. It might become possible, by tracing out a flow of diffusion, to find a way to articulate the politics of this movement.

    Proximity. Texts we sent each other across email and google docs; the original whole could become kind of 'perforated' way beyond the extent of a regular hyper-linked piece, and in an active way; extending across our separate but connected spaces and times. (“you” are not here, “you” are eternally belated to the conversation with you that I am imagining. LB)

    Augmented seating bank, replicas of ones reconfigured from a previous iteration in Glasgow.

    Perforated PVC over the window

    Bags/structure for non-human object

    Audio including samples of Bernadette Mayer, Catherine Wagner, Marilyn Waring, -Unknown, Victor & Hester, writings by Abby Cunnane and Emma Balkind

    Images by Victor & Hester

    ABOUT| Victor & Hester: Victor & Hester is currently formed as a collaborative project between Amelia Bywater and Emma Fitts that takes its shape through the various relationships present in working, conversing and learning with others.

    Through working with artists and writers by way of live events and print the project addresses questions surrounding a construction of temporary social spaces, and how to produce and distribute a permeable document of the processes and labour embedded within these experiences.


    Programmed in collaboration with Transmission, this exhibition is Primary Resource #3.

    PRIMARY RESOURCE #3: In response to the FOOTFALL research 126, has prepared a curatorial brief for a series of collaborations with Artist-Led organisations from Ireland and the UK.

    Each organisation’s response to the brief will form one curatorial arc will contribute to a process that can be critically viewed as a whole. In each edition of our Quarterly Magazine this year, Joanne Laws(FOOTFALL researcher) will make continual analysis of ‘Primary Resource’ to review the organisation’s responses, their progression throughout the project and contextualise how they relate to the FOOTFALL research.

    Gallery Space 3

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