1st – 18th July | A4 Sounds Gallery & Digital Experience

Our Demands Most Moderate Are is multimedia reflection on Fiadh’s four years of squatting in Dublin. The installation focuses on the contrast between the utopian prefigurative sentiment which underpins much squatting and the actually existing need and deprivation which she both experienced and witnessed under such living conditions. The work explores the “really existing demands” which are lived on a day-to-day basis in our city through the lenses of housing, healthcare, heavy handed policing and poverty, the work is an attempt to outline a personal and specific phenomenology of housing precarity in Dublin as a way of highlighting more general trends in the neo-liberal approach to housing currently being implemented at various levels of society.

Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin

Fiadh Trevaskis Hoskin is a poet and artist, she has a degree in Philosophy and English Lit from UCD and has been writing for most of her life. Her work has appeared on RTE, in Poetry Ireland, Flare, Impossible Archive and a number of other publications and zines. She generally works in short form revelatory poetry which attempts to encapsulate the generalisable message within specific moments. She has worked with the medium of photography for a number of years.

Fiadh is the recipient of We Only Want the Earth 2021, Residency Award 2 in partnership with Fire Station Arists’ Studio, Community Action Tenants Union (CATU), and consulting artist Kerry Guinan.

Our Demands Most Moderate Are is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2021.

Exhibition Information

Gallery Visit
Booking Required

Dates & Times:
Thur 1st July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm
Fri 2nd July | 2:15pm – 6:45pm

General Hours:
Tue – Fri | 12pm – 7:30pm
Sat | 12pm – 6:45pm
Sun | 12pm – 5:15pm
Mon | Closed

Health & Saftey
This exhibition features a high volume of sanded dust on the gallery floor. During your visit you will walk or move through the dust. If you have a dust allergy please take precautions. If you would like to get in touch and ask us any questions ahead of your visit please email events@a4sounds.org

Social distancing measures:
To ensure the health and safety of visitors to the gallery, our viewing will limit visitors to 1 booking at a time. You may bring 3 friends with you for your booking (max 4 persons total per booking). Further information can be read on our booking form and will be emailed to you prior to your visit. We encourage folks who are able to, to walk or cycle to the gallery.

Our accessibility information is below.

If you would like to attend this event please book via the button below.

Digital Visit
Exhibition Zine Available to accompany your online experience.

As well as a physical experience we are delighted to launch the digital experience of Our Demands Most Moderate.

Thursday 1st July | 2pm: Website launch


Exhibition Zine
If you would to purchase a zine to accompany your online experience of Our Demands Most Moderate Are, please click the link below.

Exhibition Zine

This A4 zine comprises the six photos of the exhibition each of which is paired with the poem written in response to it. A version of each image is presented alongside another version with the relevant poem overlaid in the artist’s handwriting. A brief history of each image, all of which were taken in squats in Dublin, can be found in the addendum which contextualises the project and offers some insight into the process of the work

Exhibition Credits

Fiadh Hoskin

A4 Curatorial Team
Evelyn Broderick
Lisa Crowne
Andrew Edgar
Dónal Holland
Lucia Pola

Residency Team
Fire Station Artists Studios
Helen Carey

Community Action Tenants Union (CATU)
Aideen Farrell | Phibsboro-Glasnevin
Michelle Conolly | Mountjoy Sq-Dorset St

Consulting Artist
Kerry Guinan

Production Team
Lisa Crowne | Installation
Andrew Edgar | Installation
Andrew Wilson | Sound Recording
Kate-Bowe O’Brien | Photo Documentation
Lucia Pola | Website design and build

Further Information

You can access our full accessibility information via this link: shorturl.at/kmGW6.

General Accessibility Information:
This event will take place in our gallery which is wheelchair accessible.
The gallery is approx a 5m walk from the front door.
There is a garden with benches and stool adjacent to the gallery for breaks if needed.

Installation Specific Information:
This installation has a large volume of dust on the ground as part of the piece. You will be walking on or moving through the dust during your visit. If you have a dust allergy please take precautions.
There is loud sound in the gallery; an audio piece of spoken poetry played on a PA.
There is a small two-seater couch you are invited to sit on in the gallery, and you can also move around freely.
The gallery is low lit, there are no flashing lights.

Our bathrooms are gender-neutral
Our bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. They are located on the first floor via a flight of stairs (approx 22 steps) so may also be inaccessible for people with movement impairments.

If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch via and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit. You can email us via events@a4sounds.org.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/517052619444818

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