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
Dates & Times:
Thur 1st July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm
Fri 2nd July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm
Mon | Closed
Tue – Fri | 12pm – 7:30pm
Sat | 12pm – 6:45pm
Sun | 12pm – 5:15pm
DIGITAL VISIT | 1st – 18th July 2021
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