Louis Haugh Artist in Residence - Studio Incubation Award

April - June 2017

  • Louis Haugh Artist in Residence - Studio Incubation Award

Studio Incubation Residencies For Artists 2017/2018
Draiocht is delighted to announce some short-term incubation residencies at Draíocht Artists Studio for emerging artists from Fingal whose practice will embody and enrich our ‘new directions’ vision. Priority will be given to young and emerging artists who wish to research and develop new work and whose interests lie in one or more of the following areas: interdisciplinary practice; visual culture and new technologies; socially engaged and collaborative practices; visual arts practice for children and young people.
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Louis Haugh Artist in Residence - Studio Incubation Award #2
13 April - 02 June 2017

Louis Haugh is a visual artist working both independently and collaboratively in Dublin with photography, sound and installation. Originally from Hartstown in Dublin 15, Louis’ work focuses on a contextual perception of people and places. Drawing on photography’s rich cultural history of practice to make visible these otherwise incorporeal relationships, Louis makes work that looks to represent his subjects with a new sense of knowledge or indeed distorted perception. Louis curates events, screenings and performances at The Darkroom’s studio in Stoneybatter. A recent series of screening events included three installments of  Food Shorts, a curated evening of short films, each followed with a course of food to match. Reoccurring themes in the screenings include; gender, sexuality, social identity and patriarchal inequality.
During the Studio Incubation Residency at Draíocht Louis will develop a performative tour of the grounds of the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, examining the role of an Arts Centre within the context of its location. Drawing on his interest in a perceived perception of a place, Louis is looking to engage with the physical structure of a shopping centre –vs- the socially constructed idea we have of a shopping centre. During the residency Louis will also develop a screening programme which connects personal identity with Blanchardstown’s ever growing demographics.