Online Event | PhotoIreland Festival 2021: Artist Talks

Online Event | PhotoIreland Festival 2021: Artist Talks


01/07/2021 - 31/07/2021    

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As part of this year’s PhotoIreland Festival’s artist talk series, we invited a number of professionals from outside the art world to join artists in discussing the number of issues and themes within the presented projects. By inviting external professionals, we aim to investigate how can Photography and the Arts be interpreted into other disciplines and into our social lives. This series will see contemporary artistic practices activate conversations around relevant and current topics, such as technology, the environment, and our futures.

All talks are free, bookings via Eventbrite. Find out more about the programme at

Schedule of talks:

1pm Wed 7 July
Dániel Szalai and David Hunt on the complexities of the human-animal relationship, the role of technology within this relationship and our food systems.

1pm Wed 14 July
Hans van der Meer, Niall Sargent, and Sinéad Moran on the topic of cattle breeding, the sustainability of our farming industries, and the balance between food production and good stewardship.

8pm Wed 14 July
aemi and Kevin Gaffney exploring the tension between our experience of natural and constructed realities through a wide range of processes and materials, including 16mm experimental film, fiction, documentary and archival footage.

2pm Sun 18 July
Dorothy Cashman looking back to the origins of the cookbook in Ireland and forward to some of the most recent publications to see how they have been shaped by the times that they were written in.

1pm Wed 21 July
Mathieu Asselin and Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo on the labour and power of collaborative work, reflecting on the project Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation.

2pm Sun 25 July
Reading Group with Ksenia Yurkova and Corina Apostol talking through the themes within Yurkova’s monograph Food as Structural Unit of Politics, Transmitter Of Memory, and Matter of Art

1pm Wed 28 July
Sheng-Wen Lo and Maria Delaney on Lo’s socially engaged practice, his scientific approach through his projects TUNA and F/EEL, while also addressing the urgent issue of overfishing and transparencies in the sector.

[Image: Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo and Mathieu Asselin. Photo by Nicola Coppola.]

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