International Artist in Residence 2020: Sarah Duffy
In recent work, Duffy has been thinking about the shifting nature of the spaces we inhabit and the borders and maps we create to delineate our environment. She has been questioning how we orientate our own aging bodies in a world that keeps morphing and moving - politically, environmentally, spatially - and the effect this has on our sense of self. In what ways do we become reconfigured alongside our environment and how is our inner space - both psychological and physical - altered by all of these changes?
For the Artlink Fort Dunree residency, Duffy plans to make a series of field recordings around Fort Dunree of ordinarily undetectable electrical, ultrasound and infrasound noise. These recordings of Fort Dunree’s hidden acoustic soundscape, will then be molded into a complex, layered composition; building up textures of sound that she will begin to harmonise with; creating chords comprised of layers of her voice and these spectral sounds. Duffy intends to expand this composition into a multi-channel sound installation, sculpting sound in space and possibly returning these sounds to the spaces they were originally recorded in.
Irish Artist in Residence 2020: Myrid Carten
Myrid is from Gortahork Donegal. She studied Fine Art & History of Art at Goldsmiths University. She co-directs LUX Critical Forum Dublin, and was awarded the FSAS Digital Media Award 2018, the DAS Digital Residency 2019, and the TBG+S Project Studio Award 2018-19. She received the British Council International residency to India in 2017-18 as well as ACNI SIAP awards in 2016 and 2018. Her short film, Wishbone, made through BFI & NI Screen, screened at Galway, Belfast & Cork Film Fleadhs in 2019. RECENT EXHIBITIONS: Yalta Games, RCC Letterkenny 2019-20; Urgencies, CCA Derry 2019.
Myrid is developing a new body of work around inheritance, family and belonging in rural Donegal, through the support of the Arts Council of Ireland's Next Generation Artists Award 2018-19.