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Aoibheann Greenan

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Aoibheann Greenan combines moving image, live performance, installation, sculpture, costume and sculptural drawing in gesamtkunstwerk that emulate the commodified experiences of contemporary culture. She is fascinated by the strange and ineffable moments that can arise within these settings and how they might point us towards an ‘outside’ beyond the narrow purview of capitalism. Her projects spanning psychedelic tourism, Wagnerian opera, historical reenactment and unboxing videos are imbued with a ritualistic dimension, invoking a curious tendency within popular culture towards altered states of consciousness. She employs sculptural and choreographic means to amplify the affective qualities of familiar platforms and elicit their coercive mechanisms. By supplanting the corporate logic with her own fictional narratives, Greenan’s works propose alternate world making possibilities. ​ Aoibheann received an MA in Artist’s Film & Moving Image (2020, Goldsmiths), an MA in Performance Making (2018, Goldsmiths) and a BA in Painting (2010, NCAD). Her work has selected for New Contemporaries 2021 (Firstsite, Colchester and South London Gallery) and Selected 11 Touring Program, Film London’s Selected Program (Nottingham Contemporary; Spike Island, Bristol, Fabrica, Brighton; Phoenix, Leicester) Greenan’s work has been presented at The Starr Cinema, Tate Modern; DRAF, London; Raven Row, London; KW institute, Berlin; Import Projects, Berlin; IMMA, Dublin; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin; EVA International, Limerick; The RHA, Dublin. Greenan is a co-founder of artist collective East London Cable
Supported by Kildare County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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