Recent Projects: Artist Team, Catherine Callanan and Ciara Rodgers

Catherine and Ciara, who are both graduates from the MA in Art and Process (MA:AP) from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design began actively researching ideas as an artistic duo in 2020. The concept to begin developing artworks together stemmed from sharing a work space at the MA:AP postgraduate open plan studios in 2019.Continue reading “Recent Projects: Artist Team, Catherine Callanan and Ciara Rodgers”

Where Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, “My Bed” by Tracey Emin

Loneliness and Isolation; Understanding and Expression through the work of Sophia Coppola, Sophie Calle and Tracey Emin Chapter ThreeWhere Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, My Bed by Tracey Emin“Bed shows the absolute mess and decay of my life” In the 1990’s the Young British Artists came to prominence after Charles Saatchi gave patronage to variousContinue reading “Where Troubles Begin and Logic Dies, “My Bed” by Tracey Emin”

Feeling like Bill Murray?

Apart from the obvious- Ground hog Day (Harold Rammis, 1993), the “Bill Murray feeling/sighing” that I seem to be experiencing during this coronavirus pandemic stems from the character, Bob, which he played in the feature film, Lost in Translation (Sophia Coppola, 2003). **Spoilers** I wrote a chapter back in 2016 giving my sourced analysis andContinue reading “Feeling like Bill Murray?”

Press Release, JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project.

JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project. Castleisland Day Care Centre and Artist in Residence Ciara Rodgers present an exhibition of drawings Area Services Centre, Station Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry  Opening event: 2.30 pm, Thursday 23rd January. Exhibition continues until Thursday 13th February 2020 About the Project A residency is when a professionalContinue reading “Press Release, JUNCTURES: memory and the built environment, a drawing project.”

Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19

Cork County Council Arts Office cordially invites you to the lunchtime opening event of an exhibition by visual artist Ciara Rodgers at 1 pm, Thursday 19th September at LHQ Gallery, Cork County Hall. Opening remarks for Monuments of Abandoned Futures will be given by Dr. Fergal Gaynor, Editor of The Enclave Review, contemporary arts magazine.Continue reading “Monuments of Abandoned Futures 19/9/19 – 10/10/19”

MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18

Catalogue Statement for Memories of a Nervous System: My practice investigates uncanny vistas and defunct, disappearing buildings and technologies. I research theories surrounding the modern ruin, such as the contradiction between the utopic ideals of Modernity and its current tendency to evoke ideas of alienation, crime and dystopia. Forme, the solid aesthetics and materials ofContinue reading “MEMORIES OF A NERVOUS SYSTEM, MA: ART AND PROCESS DEGREE SHOW, CIT CCAD, 29/11/18-14/12/18”

Brutalism’s uncanny existence

Ruined modern spaces interrupt the flow of capitalism’s escalated sense of the present tense by creating somewhere a little more desolate, existing outside of one’s everyday city experience. As author and philosophy researcher Dylan Trigg writes, these spaces are haunting in that they insist upon the integration of the past into the present by troublingContinue reading “Brutalism’s uncanny existence”