The Uncertainty of Loving You
My work delves into repercussions that occur within toxic relationships. They fixate primarily on the feelings of loss of self-worth, self-image and also the idea of becoming a possession. My work is laden with dark humour, as paradoxically, humour has been used as a way to cope with even the most heart breaking of circumstances. Performance and staged photography helps me to bring intangible emotions into a visible form. Referencing both the subconscious mind and the oddity behind the everyday and ordinary objects. My work steers towards both surrealism and absurdism, searching through dream symbolism and idioms bringing form to ambiguous emotions. By moving through such territories, I construct scenes that obscure the line between imagination and memory.
Padraic Barrett • Aoife Claffey • Gemma Harris • Katie Kirwan • Sean O'Donnell • Niamh Swanton •