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Deirdre O'Mahony


To coincide with Green Week 2024 at Trinity College Dublin, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present SPUD a short film by Deirdre O’Mahony with animation by Cian Brennan.

SPUD is part of a multifaceted public art project by artist O’Mahony that emerged through artistic research and collaborative processes to produce space for public discourse on food production and climate change. Three issues are reflexively considered through the lens of SPUD: Unconscious attitudes towards rurality, the land, identity and otherness in Ireland; the relevance and use-value of tacit agricultural knowledge to food production today and the potato’s importance to global food security in the face of climate change.

The film will play on our public screen at the Nassau Street entrance to Trinity College from 11 to 29 March 2024.

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