The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present the fourth of the screenings of Art from the African Diaspora as part of Alice Rekab’s multi-platform project FAMILY LINES: All That You Can’t Leave Behind by Ufuoma Essi (2019). Selected by Éireann and I, All That You Can’t Leave Behind is an experimental film that works with appropriated video […]
Book launch and conversation
Join us for the launch of Performing Image by critic Isobel Harbison, published by MIT Press. In Performing Image, Harbison examines how artists have combined performance and moving image in their work since the 1960s. This convergence both anticipates and contextualises a much broader social turn to performing images since the advent of smart phones and the spread of online prosumerism. Artists have used various DIY modes of self-imaging and circulation from home video to social media to exaggerate, challenge or antagonise the impact of normative media imagery while also establishing alternative platforms for self-expression and self-representation. Harbison offers a history of the term ‘prosumer’ in step with close analyses of works by such artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Yvonne Rainer, Mark Leckey, Wu Tsang and Martine Syms.
Artists present us with new perspectives on the world we live in. Explore the exciting ideas behind our programmes, hear more from the artists we work with and discover new ways of engaging with art.