How To Kill Something That Doesn’t Exist | Dorje de Burgh at The Darkroom, Dublin

How To Kill Something That Doesn't Exist | Dorje de Burgh at The Darkroom, Dublin


13/07/2021 - 22/07/2021    


The Darkroom
32 North Brunswick Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7

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The Darkroom presents How To Kill Something That Doesn’t Exist, a solo exhibition by Dublin-born and based photographic artist Dorje de Burgh. 

How To Kill Something That Doesn’t Exist

Since the self, in maintaining its isolation and detachment does

not commit itself to a creative relationship with the other and is

preoccupied with the figures of phantasies, thought, memories, etc.

(imagos), which cannot be directly observable by or directly

expressed to others, anything (in a sense) is possible.

RD Laing

How can you just leave me standing / Alone in a world that’s so cold?


How To Kill Something That Doesn’t Exist is a speculative introduction to a body of work about a person I have never known and who – through various barriers of personae, illness, fraud, absence and the undifferentiated impossibility of integration – probably never will. 

Dorje de Burgh is a Dublin-born and based photographic artist. His most recent work, Dream the End – concerned with photographys relationship to trauma, memory, meaning and death in our era of simulacral dematerialisation – led to his selection for the FUTURES European photographic mentorship program and his first solo exhibition in the Mermaid Arts Centre in December 2019.This work was also shortlisted by Void Athens and FotoRoom in their photobook series publishing award, presented at Unseen Amsterdam and selected for inclusion in the Pallas Projects Periodical Review survey of Irish art 2019.

It was most recently exhibited internationally in The Science of Grief, an online symposium in response to the Covid-19 crisis produced in collaboration with writer Molly Hennigan, The Science Gallery Atlanta, The Science Gallery Detroit and The Science Gallery Dublin. Dorje is currently a moving image artist-in-residence at The Darkroom, Dublin, and a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Award for 2020/21. | IG: @dum_studio

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