In collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology’s MA in Art, Research and Collaboration, we are happy to announce a series of lunchtime conversations devised by MA students and artists Nic Flanagan and Lucy Tevlin, as part of our studio events programme.
Talking about talking / Speaking through speech is a series of three lunchtime conversations with studio artists Martina O’Brien, Jenny Brady, and Celina Muldoon, as they come to the end of their Project Studio residencies at TBG+S.
This series is an opportunity to discuss the artists’ individual work in the setting of the studios, while considering a common thread, identified by Flanagan and Tevlin, in each of the various practices. The conversations will consider how ideas of ‘community’, and fractions of verbal, visual and data communication, which connect individuals, emerge in their work. Interaction and collaboration with different, yet specific communities are relevant to each of the artists’ current or recent works, such as young people (Celina), deaf/hearing-impaired people (Jenny), and citizen scientists (Martina).
These conversations will inform a responsive publication created by Flanagan and Tevlin following the series, which will be publicly available either online or in the gallery.
Jenny Brady is an artist filmmaker exploring ideas around speech, translation and communication. Her video works stem from an ongoing enquiry into listening as a political position and condition. These films consider the ways in which we both speak and listen, and the question of who has the right and capacity to be heard.
Recent and upcoming presentations of her work include BL CK B X, LUX, London; Code Switching curated by Kris Dittel, Rotterdam; As Kingfishers Catch Fire, LCGA; aemi touring programme (2020); Projections at the 57th New York Film Festival; Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2019; NYFF x MUBI; Dogs Leaving the Factory curated by Graeme Arnfield EMAF / a.m London; Process 1000/1, IMMA; Oddkin curated by LUX Scotland & Scottish Sculpture Workshop; Late Call for Process|Event curated by aemi, Project Arts Centre; The L-Shape curated by Alice Butler; The Dock, Its Origins are Indefinite curated by Erik Martinson, The Whitechapel; The Political Animal, The Showroom, London and Against Ordinary Language, Tate Liverpool.
She was IMMA 1000 artist-in-residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (2017-2018) and is currently a Project Studio artist at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
The next lunchtime conversation will take place with artist Celina Muldoon, date TBA.
Please note, the lunchtime conversation will be audio recorded.