The Wheel was a critical project that took place throughout the Spring of 2011. It featured new texts by Imelda Barnard, Seán O Sullivan, Adrian Duncan & Marta Fernandez Calvo, Emma Dwyer, Rebecca O’Dwyer, and was curated by Seán O Sullivan.
The project was formed as an invited reading and discussion group, which would provide a documentary outlet for a selected group of emerging critics. The group debated the notion of an ethics surrounding failure, and each person was asked to reply to the discussions with either an essay or a recorded exchange. The final document is fully illustrated, and was produced in a limited edition of 100 lithographic copies.
The project launched on 4 April 2011 at the third A&E, which hosted a panel discussion on how conceptions of critical dialogue extend from long-form texts, into the territory of debates, conversations and online writing. The panelists were Tim Stott, James Merrigan, Niamh Dunphy and the moderator was Kevin Atherton.
The Wheel was kindly supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, and was completed under the IADT MA in Visual Arts Practices Curatorial programme.