An online talk with aemi, Kevin Gaffney & PhotoIreland to accompany ‘To be consumed in totality’ as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2021
To accompany the screening of ‘To be consumed in totality’ curated by aemi with artist Kevin Gaffney for PhotoIreland Festival 2021, PhotoIreland will host a discussion with Kevin Gaffney and aemi co-directors Alice Butler & Daniel Fitzpatrick to talk about the programme featuring work by artists Bryony Dunne, Greta Alfaro, Jennifer Mehigan, Kevin Gaffney, Lana May Fleming, Vicki Thornton, and Viktoria Schmid.
The works depict orchards being cared for in a desert, wild boars devouring a multi-tiered cake, a state-mandated flour consumption quota, all-consuming relationships, online identities and the sexually charged language of advertising. ‘To be consumed in totality’ explores the tension between our experience of natural and constructed realities through a wide range of processes and materials, including 16mm experimental film, fiction, documentary and archival footage.
‘To be consumed in totality’ is available to view for free here on the aemi website from July 1st until July 31st 2021
Watch the PhotoIreland Festival talk again here
Biography | Kevin Gaffney
Kevin Gaffney is an artist filmmaker based between Dublin and Belfast. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2011 with an MA Photography and Moving Image, and was awarded the first Sky Academy Arts Scholarship for an Irish artist in 2015. He was an UNESCO-Aschberg laureate artist in residence at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Changdong Residency in South Korea (2014) and received the Kooshk Artist Residency Award to create a new film in Iran (2015). A monograph of his work, Unseen By My Open Eyes, was published in 2017. He is currently a PhD researcher at Ulster University.
His work is part of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Arts Council of Ireland’s collections and has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals internationally, including: Cork Film Festival (2016 & 2018); European Media Art Festival (Germany, 2016); the 10th Imagine Science Film Festival (New York, 2017); and the Korean Queer Film Festival (2018). Solo exhibitions include: CAI02 Contemporary Art Institute (Japan, 2014 & 2018); Block 336 curated by Kathleen Soriano (London, 2017); Ormston House (as part of EVA’s Public Programme, 2018); and the Crawford Art Gallery (Cork, 2020).