Talk 14: On Stillness and movement: past and present
On stillness and movement: what is past and what is present – the photograph as it is perceived now in writing and the moving image.
The photograph is seen as something as ‘having been there’, whereas film is associated with the ‘being there.’ When photography is presented as something intangible, not ‘on the wall’, does the boundary between these two disciplines become blurred? How is the photograph read when it appears in film and writing?
An evening of talks at the Joinery as part of the Photoireland Festival, facilitated by Miranda Driscoll and chaired by Martin McCabe at The Joinery on Arbour Hill. Speakers include Feargal Fitzpatrick, Vanya Lambrecht Ward and Mary Conlon, plus guest speakers.
Mary Conlon studied literature at University College Dublin and photography followed by visual art practice at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology. From 2007 to 2009 she worked at the Green On Red Gallery in Dublin as gallery manager. Currently she holds a research position at Limerick City Gallery of Art as the Shinnors Curatorial Scholar. She is the curator of the Six Memos project.
Feargal Fitzpatrick lectures in Core Studies at the NCAD and on the MSc. in Interactive Digital Media at TCD. He also works as an artist and designer. Research interests in photography are concerned with
• The critical and historical conditions underpinning the construction of the viewing subject in modernity
• The discursive connections between the space-race and historically constituted lens cultures – with particular focus on wilderness as physical and metaphysical device.
• The inter-operation of U.S federal photographic projects with public discourse as manifest in, for example, Life magazine in the 1960s.
Vanya Lambrecht Ward studied fine art in Sligo and is currently doing a MA in NCAD. (Art in the Contemporary World - Part Practice/ Part Theory). She has a background in theatre production and design and is currently doing a curatorial internship with The Model in Sligo. Vanya uses her photography in combination with paint and drawing as model and large installation pieces. Her main areas of interest are collecting and space and object. She is currently working on a project which looks at dwelling and our relationship with space in using photography in a very direct manner, both three and two dimensionally, questioning and re-examining the picture plane, the object itself, our perception and photography as a medium.
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Miranda Driscoll graduated with a BA in photography from the Falmouth college of art in 2006. Currently she is based in Dublin, working in the medium of photography and completing an MA in Art in the Contemporary World at NCAD. Her main area of interest lies in the narrative in contemporary art practices, predominantly as event, through literature and the use of the photographic in the moving image. Miranda’s work often addresses the detailed assembly and sequencing of still imagery and how it is read it in terms of the cinematic and filmic movement. She is also interested in the marriage between sound and image and the essence of a literal narrative in terms of a visual and aural language. Recent work includes ‘The Enemies’, an installation/performance produced for the Dublin Fringe 2009. The ‘Enemies’ was nominated for best production in the Fringe.
Miranda is co-director of the Joinery, a contemporary gallery, project space and studios in Dublin 7. She has produced, curated and worked on a large number of projects there since April 2008. The Joinery has a lively and varied programme of gallery shows and events. The Joinery is interested in a variety of contemporary practices, with a particular emphasis on the event and the collaboration of music and image.
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