15 May 11 at 1 pm

until

Peter Connor

grey hair – conservative – boring & predictable – golf clubs – gin & tonics – neighbourhood watch committees – bypass middle age – depression – denial  – celebrated by loved ones – endurance – aware of own mortality – flabby – aches & pains – acceleration of time – business suffering – happy – strength of family – give back to society – absence of physical pursuits – adventures with adult kids – use lifts – content – alleluia – relief and freedom – like face in mirror – memory loss – well earned wrinkles – self aware – confident – hassled – retirement – disbelief – worry – sadness – loved ones dying – sense of pride – slower – less tolerant – feel cold – worry – friends’ illnesses – middle age spread – fitness & diet – half over – death of parents – never be the same – grumpy – loss of patience – heart problems – cancer worries – fragile confidence – fear of unemployment

peteconnor@eircom.net

 

until
Peter Connor
grey hair – conservative – boring & predictable – golf clubs – gin & tonics – neighbourhood watch committees – bypass middle age – depression – denial  – celebrated by loved ones – endurance – aware of own mortality – flabby – aches & pains – acceleration of time – business suffering – happy – strength of family – give back to society – absence of physical pursuits – adventures with adult kids – use lifts – content – alleluia – relief and freedom – like face in mirror – memory loss – well earned wrinkles – self aware – confident – hassled – retirement – disbelief – worry – sadness – loved ones dying – sense of pride – slower – less tolerant – feel cold – worry – friends’ illnesses – middle age spread – fitness & diet – half over – death of parents – never be the same – grumpy – loss of patience – heart problems – cancer worries – fragile confidence – fear of unemployment
peteconnor@eircom.net
 
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13 May 11 at 8 am

The Present is Tense 

Tansy Cowley 

A human being is nothing more than a life spent attentively passing through an assemblage of countless scenes. You can say life is transitory and leave it at that, but when I wonder where on earth a certain scene from a certain time and a certain period disappeared to, for me that is not sentimentality but rather a feeling closer to imitation. All people lose their scenes one after another. Another way of expressing this is to call it an exasperation with time. Time is not something that extends into infinity, it is something that comes pressing down on each of us. Recalling scenes that are being lost is, simultaneously, presaging scenes of the death that is to come.

Daido Moriyama, from Memories of a Dog

www.thepresentistense.blogspot.com/

tansy.cowley@gmail.com


The Present is Tense 
Tansy Cowley 
A human being is nothing more than a life spent attentively passing through an assemblage of countless scenes. You can say life is transitory and leave it at that, but when I wonder where on earth a certain scene from a certain time and a certain period disappeared to, for me that is not sentimentality but rather a feeling closer to imitation. All people lose their scenes one after another. Another way of expressing this is to call it an exasperation with time. Time is not something that extends into infinity, it is something that comes pressing down on each of us. Recalling scenes that are being lost is, simultaneously, presaging scenes of the death that is to come.
Daido Moriyama, from Memories of a Dog
www.thepresentistense.blogspot.com/
tansy.cowley@gmail.com

28 Apr 11 at 11 am

Unfinished Landscape (the whole vast world and all day long)

Maeve O’Neill

maeveoneillphotograph@gmail.com 

Unfinished Landscape (the whole vast world and all day long)
Maeve O’Neill
maeveoneillphotograph@gmail.com 
Dorje de Burgh
www.falsephotoblog.blogspot.com
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27 Apr 11 at 2 pm

East To Eden

Ronan McCall

The sea abides us – no more, no less. Today it is tolerant of our
interference and we are happy to go unnoticed. We are imposters out
here – and the sea is content to perform for us, caressing the suns
rays in a glistening cadence, a coital scene of which we are
wind-blown voyeurs. The smokers stand on deck and observe, humbled,
and return to the everyday appeal of the garish couches and the coffin
ship cuisine. Outside is unnerving – our hubris is rattled, you cannot
win a staring contest with the sea.

ronanmccall@gmail.com

East To Eden
Ronan McCall
The sea abides us – no more, no less. Today it is tolerant of ourinterference and we are happy to go unnoticed. We are imposters outhere – and the sea is content to perform for us, caressing the sunsrays in a glistening cadence, a coital scene of which we arewind-blown voyeurs. The smokers stand on deck and observe, humbled,and return to the everyday appeal of the garish couches and the coffinship cuisine. Outside is unnerving – our hubris is rattled, you cannotwin a staring contest with the sea.
ronanmccall@gmail.com

27 Apr 11 at 2 pm

Fight the Power

Mike Ivers

Situated at the nexus of photography and identity, Mike Ivers’ work to date has been primarily informed by societal dynamics and power relations. His four-year foray into contemporary art practice has culminated in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious photographic project entitled ‘Fight the Power’: a powerful visual response to the current phase of socio-political unrest in contemporary society. Inspired by the iconic civil rights imagery of the 1960s, the artist has sought to emulate the monumental gestures of history’s most inspirational leaders, and in the process, frequently landed both himself and his photographic subjects in the most outlandish situations. Whether it is personal, national or global, the photograph has been an intrinsic part of the resistance movement. From Smith to Mandela to the Libyan rebels, countless numbers of people have put their fist in the air. It begs the question: have you?

info@mikeivers.com

www.mikeivers.com 

Fight the Power
Mike Ivers
Situated at the nexus of photography and identity, Mike Ivers’ work to date has been primarily informed by societal dynamics and power relations. His four-year foray into contemporary art practice has culminated in a sometimes humorous, sometimes serious photographic project entitled ‘Fight the Power’: a powerful visual response to the current phase of socio-political unrest in contemporary society. Inspired by the iconic civil rights imagery of the 1960s, the artist has sought to emulate the monumental gestures of history’s most inspirational leaders, and in the process, frequently landed both himself and his photographic subjects in the most outlandish situations. Whether it is personal, national or global, the photograph has been an intrinsic part of the resistance movement. From Smith to Mandela to the Libyan rebels, countless numbers of people have put their fist in the air. It begs the question: have you?
info@mikeivers.com
www.mikeivers.com 

26 Apr 11 at 7 pm

where is benjamin ivan?

Samuel Cunnane

"For example, you have frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this  room." 

"Frequently."

"How often?"

"Well, some hundreds of times."

"Then how many are there?"

"How many? I dont know."

"Quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now, I know that there are seventeen steps,

because I have both seen and observed.”

- Sherlock Holmes and Watson, in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’.

www.whypictures.blogspot.com           

where is benjamin ivan?
Samuel Cunnane
"For example, you have frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this  room."  
"Frequently."
"How often?"
"Well, some hundreds of times."
"Then how many are there?"
"How many? I dont know."
"Quite so! You have not observed. And yet you have seen. That is just my point. Now, I know that there are seventeen steps,
because I have both seen and observed.”
- Sherlock Holmes and Watson, in ‘A Scandal in Bohemia’.
www.whypictures.blogspot.com           

26 Apr 11 at 7 pm

Iascairi

Krzysztof Maniocha

Iascairi means fishermen in Irish. These men are tough, hard working and quite often rest only a few hours during each 24-hour work marathon. Today’s law in Ireland for catching fish is quite different from many years ago. For various reasons (European Union laws) Ireland has given some rights to catch fish to other countries such as Spain or Holland. Today on Irish coasts a trawler is allowed to catch only a certain quota of fish, however there are rumours of trawlers catching fish and transporting their cargo to smaller boats.

Within the story of iascairi many different arise such as the exploitation of foreign workers or the ecology of the Irish coast, to me this environment of fishermen firstly remains full of personal stories.  

Victor is a man from Lithuania. Since moving to Ireland he has been working as a fisherman. When I first met him he was already working on a boat doing one of the toughest and most difficult jobs in the fishing industry: catching crabs. He told me a story about a dream he had when he was previously working on a different boat. In this dream two of his dead nieces appeared, and when he awoke he knew he would have to leave the boat. He did not have any logical explanation or other reason for leaving his place of work except that dream, but even so, he decided to leave. Approximately a month after he left, the boat sank..  

www.maniocha.com

Iascairi
Krzysztof Maniocha
Iascairi means fishermen in Irish. These men are tough, hard working and quite often rest only a few hours during each 24-hour work marathon. Today’s law in Ireland for catching fish is quite different from many years ago. For various reasons (European Union laws) Ireland has given some rights to catch fish to other countries such as Spain or Holland. Today on Irish coasts a trawler is allowed to catch only a certain quota of fish, however there are rumours of trawlers catching fish and transporting their cargo to smaller boats.
Within the story of iascairi many different arise such as the exploitation of foreign workers or the ecology of the Irish coast, to me this environment of fishermen firstly remains full of personal stories.  
Victor is a man from Lithuania. Since moving to Ireland he has been working as a fisherman. When I first met him he was already working on a boat doing one of the toughest and most difficult jobs in the fishing industry: catching crabs. He told me a story about a dream he had when he was previously working on a different boat. In this dream two of his dead nieces appeared, and when he awoke he knew he would have to leave the boat. He did not have any logical explanation or other reason for leaving his place of work except that dream, but even so, he decided to leave. Approximately a month after he left, the boat sank..  
www.maniocha.com
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26 Apr 11 at 2 pm

Untitled 

Louis Haugh

In an age of ‘disembodied media’ to be present is not a requirement for interaction. Much of contemporary life is a series of absent-presences; a voice on a phone or an image on a screen. As Walter Benjamin argues in his acclaimed essay; ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’; mass reproduction has stripped art of its ‘aura’. In this work, Haugh has begun to explore the materiality and aura of ‘presence’ by using a laborious image making process from the 19th century to photograph those close to him. Haugh has produced one of a kind glass plates in order to translate the experience of ‘presence’ to the viewer. This exploration has led Haugh to reflect on the physicality possible within human interaction and question the role of our daily absent-presences.

www.louishaugh.com    

Untitled 
Louis Haugh
In an age of ‘disembodied media’ to be present is not a requirement for interaction. Much of contemporary life is a series of absent-presences; a voice on a phone or an image on a screen. As Walter Benjamin argues in his acclaimed essay; ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’; mass reproduction has stripped art of its ‘aura’. In this work, Haugh has begun to explore the materiality and aura of ‘presence’ by using a laborious image making process from the 19th century to photograph those close to him. Haugh has produced one of a kind glass plates in order to translate the experience of ‘presence’ to the viewer. This exploration has led Haugh to reflect on the physicality possible within human interaction and question the role of our daily absent-presences.
www.louishaugh.com    

26 Apr 11 at 1 pm

I know..

Kate Nevin

An exploration of thoughts and emotions surrounding the absence of a parent.

www.bluesgonegrey.blogspot.com

nevin.katie@gmail.com

I know..
Kate Nevin
An exploration of thoughts and emotions surrounding the absence of a parent.
www.bluesgonegrey.blogspot.com
nevin.katie@gmail.com

26 Apr 11 at 11 am

Travelling Obscura 

David Morrissey

www.dmorrisseyphoto.com

Travelling Obscura 
David Morrissey
www.dmorrisseyphoto.com

25 Apr 11 at 6 pm

Falling Between Two Stools

Craig D’Alton

Craig comes from a fourth generation farming family in Co.Wexford. Using his background in farming he began to develop the work ‘Falling Between Two Stools’.

The phrase echoes through the lives of the men and women form his local community who are directly or indirectly marked by farming the land in an ever-changing social and political landscape.

It documents the joys and challenges faced as they struggle to balance tradition, careers and relationships. In addition, it recognises those who no longer work the land, leasing it to a younger generation.

With this work, Craig has provided a portrait of a community, and their connection to the landscape that they have belonged to all their lives. It is strengthened by their voice and the honesty of their words.

www.craigdaltonphotography.com

craigdalton999@hotmail.com

Falling Between Two Stools
Craig D’Alton
Craig comes from a fourth generation farming family in Co.Wexford. Using his background in farming he began to develop the work ‘Falling Between Two Stools’.
The phrase echoes through the lives of the men and women form his local community who are directly or indirectly marked by farming the land in an ever-changing social and political landscape.
It documents the joys and challenges faced as they struggle to balance tradition, careers and relationships. In addition, it recognises those who no longer work the land, leasing it to a younger generation.
With this work, Craig has provided a portrait of a community, and their connection to the landscape that they have belonged to all their lives. It is strengthened by their voice and the honesty of their words.
www.craigdaltonphotography.com
craigdalton999@hotmail.com

25 Apr 11 at 6 pm

Muses

Eoin o’Riordan 

eoiny8@hotmail.com 

Muses
Eoin o’Riordan 
eoiny8@hotmail.com 

25 Apr 11 at 5 pm

Untitled

Anna J. Mc Cormack

Anna J. Mc Cormack’s work is an enquiry into the emotional impact of the emigration of loved ones. Through photographing conversations on Skype, her work conveys the immaterial nature of digital communication. Despite this immateriality, a great level of intimacy is achieved and it is this intimacy that allows the viewer to comprehend the sense of loss and loneliness that occurs when the most important people in one’s life are away.  

annajmccormack@gmail.com

Untitled
Anna J. Mc Cormack
Anna J. Mc Cormack’s work is an enquiry into the emotional impact of the emigration of loved ones. Through photographing conversations on Skype, her work conveys the immaterial nature of digital communication. Despite this immateriality, a great level of intimacy is achieved and it is this intimacy that allows the viewer to comprehend the sense of loss and loneliness that occurs when the most important people in one’s life are away.  
annajmccormack@gmail.com

25 Apr 11 at 5 pm

Seven Days with my Mother in D1

Kamile Matulaityte 

I find exposure time to be cold and exploitative because of its momentary nature. Tri-colour gum printing technique enables me to prolong the dialogue with the subject and turn this photographic act into a more intimate experience.

www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/v/Kamile-Matulaityte/

kamile_matulaityte@yahoo.co.uk

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Seven Days with my Mother in D1
Kamile Matulaityte 
I find exposure time to be cold and exploitative because of its momentary nature. Tri-colour gum printing technique enables me to prolong the dialogue with the subject and turn this photographic act into a more intimate experience.
www.alternativephotography.com/gallery/v/Kamile-Matulaityte/
kamile_matulaityte@yahoo.co.uk

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