Pierrot is the last in our current series of ten window text commissions by artists, writers, and designers created during the 2021 lockdowns. In 2020/21 CCA ran a series of workshops by Meadhbh McNutt entitled Should artists write? Ten of the participants, including Meadhbh herself, were invited to create one page of text – a completely open brief. The texts range from dense, deeply personal accounts to bold slogans, each capturing the different thoughts and feelings of the author. The texts have been designed by different artists and designers and printed in a risograph edition by Derry Print Workshop.
The texts are visible from CCA's windows, each for two weeks, as well as visible online here and distributed across our region. All ten are now available as a bundle edition available to buy from CCA's shop as a fundraiser.
Author: Meadhbh Mc Nutt
Designer: Alex Singe
Printer: Derry Print Workshop
Risograph edition of 500
About the author & designer:
Meadhbh McNutt is an Irish artist and writer. Meadhbh was recipient of the 2020 VAI/DCC Art Writing Award. Her words and photography can be found in various publications including Tank Magazine, Circa Art Magazine and the Visual Artists’ News Sheet.
Meadhbh's writing practice traverses arts journalism, critical theory and creative writing. Her work is concerned with the flattening of complex subjectivity through the lens of surveillance, information and technology. Her most recent creative writing looks at the endurance of performative stock characters, borrowing from Tarot and Commedia dell'Arte archetypes.
Alex Singe is an Irish graphic designer and art director of his studio, First 47. The studio specialises in design for print, web and visual
identity for a wide range of clients in the cultural, commercial and
academic fields. Established in Dublin, Ireland, the studio is currently
based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
See previous Window Texts in the series:
Some art things I explain in emojis
Erotic Labour is Essential Labour
Painting To See the Skies. 2021 Spring
This project was made possible thanks to support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Stability & Renewal Programme for Organisations.