Our Demands Most Moderate Are | Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin at A4 Sounds Gallery, Dublin

Our Demands Most Moderate Are | Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin at A4 Sounds Gallery, Dublin


01/07/2021 - 18/07/2021    
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm


A4 Sounds Gallery
St Joseph's Parade, Off Dorset Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, D07 ER81

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Our Demands Most Moderate Are is multimedia reflection on Fiadh’s four years of squatting in Dublin. The installation focuses on the contrast between the utopian prefigurative sentiment which underpins much squatting and the actually existing need and deprivation which she both experienced and witnessed under such living conditions. The work explores the “really existing demands” which are lived on a day-to-day basis in our city through the lenses of housing, healthcare, heavy handed policing and poverty, the work is an attempt to outline a personal and specific phenomenology of housing precarity in Dublin as a way of highlighting more general trends in the neo-liberal approach to housing currently being implemented at various levels of society.


Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin

Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin is a poet and artist, she has a degree in Philosophy and English Lit from UCD and has been writing for most of her life. Her work has appeared in The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland, Flare, Impossible Archive and a number of other publications and zines. She generally works in short form revelatory poetry which attempts to encapsulate the generalisable message within specific moments. She has worked with the medium of photography for a number of years and Our Demands Most Moderate Are is her first public exhibition of this work.

Fiadh is the recipient of We Only Want the Earth 2021, Residency Award 2 in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studio, Community Action Tenants Union (CATU), and consulting artist Kerry Guinan.

We Only Want the Earth  is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2021.



GALLERY VISIT | 1st – 18th July 2021

Booking Required

Dates & Times:

Thur 1st July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm

Fri 2nd July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm

General Hours:

Mon | Closed

Tue – Fri | 12pm – 7:30pm

Sat | 12pm – 6:45pm

Sun | 12pm – 5:15pm


Information: https://a4sounds.org/our-demands-most-moderate-are/

To book your visit: https://a4sounds.org/shop/queer-utopia-exhibition-visits/

Health & Safety:

This exhibition features a high volume of sanded dust on the gallery floor. During your visit you will walk or move through the dust. If you have a dust allergy, please take precautions. If you would like to get in touch and ask us any questions ahead of your visit, please email events@a4sounds.org

Social distancing measures and your safety:

To ensure the health and safety of visitors to the gallery, our viewing will limit visitors to 1 booking at a time. You may bring 3 friends with you for your booking (max 4 persons total per booking). Further information can be read on our booking form and will be emailed to you prior to your visit. We encourage folks who are able to, to walk or cycle to the gallery.


You can access our full accessibility information via this link: shorturl.at/kmGW6.


DIGITAL VISIT | 1st – 18th July 2021
Launch: Thursday 1st 2pm
As well as a physical experience we are delighted to launch the digital experience of Our Demands Most Moderate Are. In the digital realm the exhibition takes the form of an immersive audio piece and photographic documentation of the installation. We advise you to use headphone to fully enjoy the work.

This A4 zine comprises the six photos of the exhibition each of which is paired with the poem written in response to it. A version of each image is presented alongside another version with the relevant poem overlaid in the artist’s handwriting. A brief history of each image, all of which were taken in squats in Dublin, can be found in the addendum which contextualises the project and offers some insight into the process of the work

Buy a copy: https://a4sounds.org/shop/our-demands-most-moderate-are-exhibition-zine/



Please see attached our press release and invitation for further information.


Website: https://a4sounds.org/our-demands-most-moderate-are/

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