24/7 is one of the National Sculpture Factory’s new digital online artists’ platforms.
This video is a little window into how Ciara applies her own fictions to less appreciated landscapes, reimagining what’s already there. The artist also presents her methods of gathering research and manipulating materials as she creates a body of work within a restricted space.
Ciara Rodgers is a visual artist based in Cork City, Ireland. She finished her MFA at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in 2018 and was awarded the 2019 graduate residency award for one year at MA:AP postgraduate studios.
24/7 is so entitled because it alludes to the fact that artistic pursuits have no definitive timelines, there are no parameters, artists’ productive time is 24 hours 7 days a week.
24/7 is a short a short visual essay presentation where each artist introduces 24 slides in 7 mins with accompanied narration. It is designed for artists to explore their artistic research or areas of interest that feed into their artmaking or art thinking. Designed to be easily assembled during these times of Covid restrictions.
24/7 allow us into the world of interests that drives artists’ imagination; the areas of researches that artists engage in in the formation of their artistic practice and the stuff that catalyses their creativity.
24/7 can be simple, exploratory, experimentary and playful.
24/7 is not a platform for the presentation of an artist’s back catalogue or to showcase their past exhibition history but rather allow us access the extraordinary material that influences an artist’s practice or body of work.
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