In this short video, filmed by artist Aisling McCoy, Richard Proffitt discusses how his book, The dust blows forward ’n the dust blows back, draws from his studio practice, the decisions about what material to include, and how his 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.
Richard Proffitt’s film is soundtracked with an audio collage from various recent artworks by the artist.
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
Richard Proffitt holds a Three Year Membership Studio at TBG+S. His solo exhibitions include Every Leaf Was Turning, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin (2020); May The Moon Rise And The Sun Set, UCC Music Department/Glucksman/Cork Midsummer Festival (2019); Hold The Candle To Your Eye/Light The Criss-Cross On Your Chest, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (2016). Other recent projects and exhibitions include, What Remains of This Place?, an online/outdoor exhibition with Eleanor McCaughey (2020); Display, Link and Cure, The Complex, Dublin (2019); They Call Us The Screamers, TULCA, Galway (2017).