Wed, 5 May, 11am.
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On May 5th we have a very special Artist Breakfast Club with the collaborative artist's Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty. The artists will be screening video pieces that have been inspired by their research that explores visions of progress through the history of the Irish State and they will be discussing their practice with the audience on the day.
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty invite attendees to engage with these videos with these questions in mind:
- What are our understandings of ‘progress’ (technological, social, political or otherwise)? Is our understanding tied up with our own cultural identities?
- Is our relationship to specific infrastructures shaped through a cultural lens?
- Do we always understand ‘progress’ as entropic? i.e. it cannot be undone; any damage cannot be reversed.
Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty Biography
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty are collaborative artists currently living and working remotely between Leitrim, and Sligo. They use performance, video, sound installation and storytelling, along with a detailed research process, to open up spaces of renewed reflection.
Ruth and Niamh's current practice is concerned with Ireland’s complicated relationship with its colonial past. In 2020-21, they critically examine our struggle for a sense of national identity as we move through times of great upheaval. The artists take a long view of the complex tensions between progress and nostalgia, optimism and fear, as they play out both in our immediate present and throughout our history and culture.
They have recently presented work for Solas Nua, Washington D.C.; the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, and Askeaton Contemporary Arts. This year Ruth and Niamh's work is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.
As always the event is free but registration is required. We look forward to seeing you then.