Looking Glass | Ror Conaty across Cork City

Looking Glass | Ror Conaty across Cork City


20/08/2022 - 03/09/2022    


Cork City
Cork City, Cork

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Looking Glass is a site specific visual exhibition which spans Cork City, with 53 billboards spread across 16 locations Looking Glass will transforms the city into one giant gallery. Using infrared photography the exhibition will exposes the beauty hidden just outside of our visual spectrum, giving people the unique opportunity to compare their waking reality with that which lies just beyond our senses.

Taking it’s name from the novel Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carrol, where the protagonist Alice travelled through her mirror to a fantastical inversion of her world, upon awakening from her dream Alice bore a new perspective on her reality and the lens through which she views it.

In this way Looking Glass will present a vantage point into a greater reality to give viewers a new appreciation of the everyday spaces they inhabit, post exhibition the audience will be left with the memory of this vantage point recalling it each time they travel through each location. Recollecting the beauty they saw exposed through a conventional advertising space.

With 13 locations spanning Cork City centre and employing the vernacular of street, architectural and landscape photography, Looking Glass will give people the opportunity to compare their perceived reality within a location with one that lies beyond their senses.

Ror Conaty is a director and photographer based in Dublin, Ireland. His directorial work centres around the visual arts and music industry with a particular focus on the union of sound and vision to enhance the physical processes and presence of his subjects. He has worked with Adobe, Puma, U2, Denise Chaila, Facebook, Dorothy Cross, Alice Maher, Rubyworks Records and Sargent House Records among many others. Conaty is renowned for his use of hand crafted sets and in camera effects, taking influence from a bygone era of cinema, his work fuses analogue and digital processes to create abstract and ethereal plains shrouded in a tangible physicality.

Follow the project on Instagram @ror_conaty

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