Please note that due to the impact of Storm Barra, this exhibition will not be open on Wednesday 8th of December. We have extended the opening hours on Thursday 9th of December to 4.30-9.30pm.
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This solo exhibition will explore human sensory perception in provisional spaces and is influenced by Aoife Claffey’s interest in both material culture and the physical exploration of non-spaces.
Using interactive projection, reflective found objects, lighting and surround sound as agents for political and social change, the work encompasses notions of unpredictability, fragility and movement and creates awareness of the individual in the space. This installation will explore and control the viewers participation as being essential to create the artwork and demonstrates the importance of stepping out from behind our screens to experience and feel art in real time – something many of us have not been able to experience in recent times.
About the Artist
Aoife Claffey is a installation artist, living and working in Cork. Her work explores human sensory perception in provisional spaces and creates installations combining projection film, printmaking, found objects and sound.
Her work is influenced by her interest in both material culture and the physical exploration of non-spaces. Physiological and psychological tensions between chaos and order are encouraged both during the making, and within the work, to evoke immersive uncanny effects or altered cognitive states.
She received First Class Honours in both her MA in Art and Process in 2020 and BA in Fine Art in 2019 from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Arising from her Degree Show, she was awarded six awards and three residencies, leading to a number of exhibitions and opportunities, including the Sample-Studios Graduate Studio Residency. She is a member of both Sample Studios and Cork Printmakers.
Selected exhibitions include a solo exhibtion ‘8’ in Cork Airport (2021) ‘Cahoots: The Space Between’ (2020/2021), a digital exhibition with selected artists from Galway, Dublin and Cork, and internationally at PRINT.ED #5, Espai Cultural Eina, Barcelona. She is part of the artist collective Inter_Site and has exhibited with them in the Marina Market, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion and Spike Island Cork in 2021, for which they received the The Arts Council Project Funding. She received The Arts Council Agility Award and was long listed for the RDS Award 2021. Her work is in the collection of Eli Lilly and has been featured in Bloomers Magazine #07: Emerging Female Artists.