18 January, 2 to 3pm
Kevin Gaffney will give an artist talk about the work in his current exhibition at Millennium Court Arts Centre. Accompanying the talk will be the launch of the first monograph of the artist’s work, Unseen by my Open Eyes, published by Black Dog in London.
Unseen by my Open Eyes is a solo exhibition by Kevin Gaffney, featuring four recent films exploring the construction, projection and manipulation of identity.
‘A Numbness in the Mouth’ is a 17 minute vision of a self- sustaining militarised Ireland where food production and consumption is kept in balance. In ‘The Mirror is Dark and Inky,’ daily life in Iran is interrupted by a whale living in a bathtub. ‘Our Stranded Friends in Distant Lands’ reflects on geographic, political and emotional separations in South Korea. ‘Everything Disappears’
explores selfhood, relationships and military conscription in Taiwan.