Celina Muldoon | Artists Biography | Irish Artist's Film Index

Celina Muldoon

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Identity, memory and surveillance are themes around which I investigate relationships between socio-political structures and the body. My work spans Live Performance, Film and Installation. I use collaboradve processes to test live performance methodologies in response to site and context. My unique Live Installations and videos generate uncertainty through satire and wit. Critical triggers of my live work rely upon audience pardcipadon and interacdon. Audio and live installation elements work in tandem to manifest highly charged emotional experiences unfolding momentarily in real time. With a particular focus on the intimate space and the analysis of the body as representation of political agency, my work is realised through sci-fi re-enactments of mythological narratives. Often what arises through my Live Performances is a deep emotional connection between participants and the audience. My primary motivation is to cultivate moments of magic and fantasy. Within this surrealist environment I try to conjure human connection with the viewer and strive to promote a collective sense of tolerance, compassion and empathy. Bio I am an artist based in Northwest Ireland. I have exhibited nationally and internationally in Bushwick Studios N.Y., Cyberarts Gallery, Boston and with Craw festival Berlin. My major muld-disciplinary work SIRENS has been funded by the Next Generation Award and the Artist in the Community Scheme Award from the Arts Council. Selected exhibitions include SIRENS for Live Collision, Dublin, 2019, SIRENS III solo exhibidon in Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin, 2019 and SIRENS IV in Futures: Series 3; Episode 3, R.H.A. Dublin, 2019. I have completed residencies in Cowhouse Studios and Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annamakerrig. My practice was selected as Temple Bar Gallery Ardst in residence in St. Vincent's Primary School, Dublin supported by The Central Bank. I was selected in partnership with Pallas Projects and Studios for the Commission Award by the Arts Council of Ireland. I am Artist in residence in VISUAL Carlow and currently developing a major project in response to research with dept. of Neuroscience and the dept. of Climate Humanities in Trinity College Dublin
Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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