VISUAL ART: GALLERY Friday 15th July - Saturday 20th August
A Numbness in the Mouth is an exhibition of new
film and photographic work by Kevin Gaffney. The film takes place in an Ireland
of the near-future; a self-sustaining, militarized island, where climate change
has benefited agricultural production. A spokeswoman for the government-
speaking in our popular native tongue- informs us that due to the record crop
yield of wheat there is a surplus of flour on the market. Thus, to retain
economic balance, consumption rations for bread and other flour products have
been issued. Each citizen is requested to consume more than five pounds of
flour per day, until advised otherwise.
Kevin Gaffney is a visual artist working in film and photography. He was awarded a prestigious Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for this exhibition and was an UNESCO-Aschberg Laureate Artist in Residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Changdong Residency in South Korea in 2014. His work is part of the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s collection and has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally.
Official opening on Friday 15th July at 7.30pm. All welcome.