A Leisure Complex explored the histories of Carnoustie Leisure Centre with a promenade performance through the building, from the original 1930s Links Hall, to additions made in the 1950s, 70s and 80s, and the recently constructed cafe.
To document the evening, and to expand on some of the narratives which played out, Dennis has produced a publication, with a new text by Dublin-based curator Kate Strain, which you can explore on the left.
Dennis's work is generated through an investigation of embodied knowledge in relation to other forms of knowledge, in the context of the built environment. Beginning with detailed research of various kinds, and informed by his studies in psychoacoustics, the works often take hybrid forms, drawing on aspects of cinema, sculpture, sound and performance.
A limited number of newsprint copies of the publication are available from Collective, click here to request a copy.
Dennis McNulty is an artist based in Dublin. Recent solo projects include A Stew of Universals, ZKU - Zentrum fur Kunst and Urbanistik, Berlin, 2013); The Face of Something New, Scriptings, Berlin, 2013; INTERZONE, Seamus Ennis Centre, Naul, Fingal, Co.Dublin, 2012; and Precast, Robin Hood Gardens and Preston's Road roundabout, Blackwall, East London, 2012.
All Sided Games set out to find new ways to work with families in their locality, seeking out areas of mutual interest by thinking and acting through the production and presentation of art. Six commissions by Jacob Dahlgren, Mitch Miller, Cristina Lucas, Nils Norman and Assemble, Florrie James and Dennis McNulty brought artists, individuals and groups together in and around venues built or used for the Edinburgh 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games and the Glasgow 2014 Games. The project also explored and expanded on ideas of the local through How Near is Here? a symposium and intensive programme.