Opening: 6pm 1 June
Running 2-18 June **EXTENDED: Closing 1st July**
At The Library Project
Every month from July 2016 to July 2017, a special presentation will be hosted at The Library Project for two of the selected artists at a time. The presentation will include a display and a publication for each artist’s project.
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Eloquent Proof is a play on the term ‘elegant proof’ used during a dialogue between Lynch and a research mathematician. From this Lynch saw the resemblance between how a mathematician and an artist describe their research practices, both driven by curiosity to find outcomes.
The term ‘elegant proof’ describes a novel and refined resolving of an exact mathematical problem, while Lynch’s play on words allude to something searching, uncertain yet communicative.
Where a mathematician looks for a one true unyielding outcome, Lynch approaches her work with the question ‘What could a photograph that I make here do?’. Lynch brings the viewer into a photographic enquiry of space and time, presenting a question with the photographic evidence of her bodily engagement with place. It is an exploration of her experience of designed space, rather than an account of the various sites. Using medium and large format film cameras, her interest lies in these particular methodologies as mechanisms of vision.
Eloquent Proof consists of work made at Maison de Verre while on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis where she was a Fellow and visited E.1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Villa Noailles, Hyères, and Carrière Sarragan, Baux de Provence.
LACUNA looks at the contemporary experience of borders in flux through an engagement with the landscape and inhabitants of the small village of Pettigo. Pettigo straddles the border between Donegal and Fermanagh, the Republic and Northern Ireland and in the near future, between Europe and the UK.
The border is marked by the River Termon flowing through the centre of town. Two bridges allow you to cross from North to South and at some points you just step across and do not even realise you have entered another country. My expectations of what a border town would be, with heightened tension and strong divides, were invisible to me. As I looked at the land and its people, I couldn’t tell where the real divisions lay. Following the river, I questioned the artificial construct of a border, and the wider implications of this for its inhabitants. What is this physical space? A lacuna, a cavity in understanding, a landless land.
Through the use of still and moving images, recorded stories of individuals from both sides of the border and an original score, this work examines the concept of these man made divisions, and their lasting impact on the psyche of the land and its people.
About New Irish Works
Selected by an international panel of 23 professionals, New Irish Works brings you a selection of 20 projects and 20 photographers representing the diverse range of practices coming from Ireland. New Irish Works 2016 is a year long project of 10 presentations and 20 publications that aims to highlight the great moment Irish Photography is experiencing.
The artists selected are Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Aisling McCoy, Caitriona Dunnett, Dara McGrath, Daragh Soden, David Thomas Smith, Eanna de Freine, Emer Gillespie, Enda Bowe, Jan McCullough, Jill Quigley, Kate Nolan, Mandy O’Neill, Matthew Thompson, Miriam O’Connor, Noel Bowler, Robert McCormack, Roseanne Lynch, Shane Lynam, and Yvette Monahan.
Every month from July 2016 to July 2017, a special presentation will be hosted at The Library Project for two of the selected artists at a time. The presentation will include a display and a publication for each artist’s project. The two artists that will be presented during PhotoIreland Festival 2016 are Daragh Soden and Mandy O’Neill.
As part of the project, PhotoIreland will bring New Irish Works abroad at key events like PhotoEspaña, with the support of the Embassy of Ireland in Madrid, and to Paris during Paris Photo, with the support of the Centre Culturel Irlandais and Culture Ireland.