Emma Brennan - Studio Incubation Award
January - March 2018
DRAÍOCHT INCUBATE is a new series of short studio residencies for emerging, early career artists, curators and collectives who wish to have time and space to research, test new ideas, and develop new work. We are delighted to announce four new Incubation artists whose diverse practices chime with Draíocht’s interest in interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.
09 January – 02 March 2018
Emma Brennan is a visual artist whose practice is focused on the use of performative methods to engage with the viewer. At the core of her practice is an interest in how we as a society perceive and assign value. In particular, she is interested in questioning the relationship between producer and consumer and more specifically on that relationship in terms of the artist and the viewer. The questions surrounding this relationship often manifest themselves in performance based work or through video installation. She is currently investigating the use of food as a catalyst for establishing relationships and is interested in the potential of food and hosting as a way of creating community and as a performative activity. During her Incubate Residency, Emma intends to develop her idea by creating a performative food event with the local community.
Emma Brennan is a 2016 graduate of the National College of Art and Design Dublin. Curating and exhibiting in numerous group and solo shows during her time there, she has also participated in a number of live art festivals including Livestock and the Dublin Live Art Festival, as well as curating the inaugural NCAD Live Graduate Performance Showcase in 2016.
Brennan has recently returned to Ireland following a three month stay in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, where she ran a summer long arts and crafts programme for children aged between six and sixteen. She is currently working with a theatre group in Dublin's city centre facilitating performance workshops and co-writing a piece with Dutch writer and actor Renée Van de Schoor with the hopes of presenting this work at the 2018 Dublin Fringe festival.
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