about the art
My practice concerns imagined futures which utilise contemporary narratives regarding the housing crisis and new possibilities of occupying the landscape. These narratives are interrogated through fictions, to address the possibilities and consequences they may cause. My work utilises sound, moving image and installation.
The use of the tradition of story-telling, phonetic Irish and traditional music attempts to position the work in an imagined future heritage. References to the current surge in property prices and the construction of new spaces attempt to set the work in a state of limbo, through installation of objects from the space which they are built, to the office where they are sold.
The work attempts to pose questions to the viewer about our perception of housing, home and property, by drawing on our shared mythic unconscious relationship with land identity and community. Is there a way in which we could occupy the landscape which doesn’t entail boom to bust cycles, which have distorted the Irish landscape over the last number of decades?
about the artist
Born in Ireland, Alison studied at the Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, graduating in 2018 with a degree in Fine Art.
She currently lives and works in Cork, partaking in the Sample Studios Graduate Curatorial Award 2018/19.
SEE/SAW, Crawford College of Art and Design, Degree Show
5+1 Fancy Thinking, China Academy of Art, Shanghai
Habituation, Elizabeth Fort, Cork
Elsewhere, Elizabeth Fort, Cork (collaborative work with artists from the Backwater Studios)
Longlisted for The RDS Visual Art Awards
Graduate Curatorial Residency Award, Sample Studios, Cork
Desk Residency Award, The Guesthouse, Cork
Graduate Residency Award, Grand Parade Gallery, CIT CCAD
2018 Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT (Fine Art BA)