NXT creatives

Conor Cooke

Limerick School of Art and Design, LIT

Workplace and Institution

We live in a goal-orientated society, one that predisposes us to specifically structured environments, devised and developed to facilitate the achievement of these goals. But the material components that constitute space, when considered in relation to the complexity of the context they help create, are quite basic. Artist Conor Cooke dismantles, cuts and chisels as he explores the possibilities of supplanting the perceivably defined space. The disparate parts that make up his project Workplace and Institution are regularly and indiscriminately altered, fixed and pinned only when photographed. Upon exhibiting the artist perpetuates this process of alteration by making affectable objects specifically for the audience.