In this short video, filmed by artist Aisling McCoy, Aleana Egan discusses how her book, free ideas about the sea, draws from her studio practice, the decisions about what material to include, and how her work was translated into print.
Earlier this year, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios produced the first two installments of a new Studio Publication Series, by TBG+S Studio Artists Aleana Egan and Richard Proffitt. Aisling McCoy’s meditative and patient filming documents the artist’s studio at an interval from physical work and, instead, represents time spent in the studios thinking, planning or observing the world outside. Images from the publications fade in and out, just like ideas emerge and disappear, or linger to form something meaningful and complete.
Aleana Egan’s film is soundtracked by musician Aoife Nessa Frances, with whom Egan has previously collaborated.
Read more about each of the publications, made in collaboration with graphic designer Alex Synge, here:
Aleana Egan - free ideas about the sea
Richard Proffitt - The dust blows forward ’n the dust blows back
Aleana Egan holds a Three Year Membership Studio at TBG+S. Her recent solo exhibitions include New People, Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf (2020); Spitze, Farbvision, Berlin (2019); A House and Its Head, Kerlin Gallery, Dublin (2017); Shapes from life, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2015), among others. She exhibited in the group exhibition, staring forms, in TBG+S in 2019, and held a solo exhibition, Sunday Night, in 2009.