Lunchtime talk - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty | Talks + Learning | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

Lunchtime talk - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty Lunchtime talk - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty

Still from Flicker (2016), HD video, 25"21', Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty

Lunchtime talk - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty

20th Oct 2016


Still from Flicker (2016), HD video, 25"21', Ruth Clinton & Niamh Moriarty



Lunchtime talk - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty

Thursday 20 October 1pm

Artists Clinton and Moriarty have undertaken a year-long residency at Sirius Arts Centre in the lead-up to their exhibition Time (Ireland) Act that is currently on show. For this informal lunchtime talk the artists will discuss their joint research practice and some of their ideas in relation to the work made while in Cobh.

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have been working together since graduating from Fine Art at NCAD in 2010. Recent exhibitions of their work include: Amharc Fhine Gall X - Transhistorial Terrain, joint exhibition with Ella DeBurca, Draíocht, curated by Linda Shevlin, 2015; Foaming at the Mouth 6, visual art spoken word event, Amsterdam, curated by Tracy Hanna & Emer Lynch, 2015; Amid the Deepening Shades, self-initiated group exhibition at the Deer Park Hotel, Howth, 2014, and Wound with a Tear, offsite solo exhibition at Trinity College Dublin in association with The Douglas Hyde Gallery, curated by Michael Hill, 2014.

Clinton and Moriarty use performance, video, sound installation and storytelling, along with a detailed research process to convey visions of transience and resistance. Through mimetic acts of communication and repetition, of resurrection and preservation, they interrogate humanity’s struggle against overwhelming natural forces and ask how we can look beyond our limited perception of endurance. Recently they were awarded the Arts Council 16 x 16: Next Generation bursary. The 16 x 16: Next Generation bursaries are awarded to innovative young artists, in a special initiative of the Arts Council and the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, in recognition of the role of artists in the events of 1916.

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty