My work is concerned with the unreliable and uncertain position of being in the body. It is thinking through the body – the body in relation to itself and to the immediate space around it. A causality brought by the activation of the body in space. The acute knowingness we have of our bodies and the strain that can arise from this awareness. These concerns come from the idea that your body can be an uncomfortable place to be. Your anchorage to the world is unhinged. My work seeks to uncover the power balance between the body and the space it is in physically and psychologically, The fragile and changing interweaving of these two experiences inform my critical enquiry.
The work manifests in architectonic bodily investigations through the medium of photography and performative video; tentative iterations often influenced by the body in movement. It seeks to provide a framed glance into an embodied existence explicitly aware of its nuanced fragility.
Róisín McGannon is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. Her work is concerned with corporeal awareness taking the form of performative video and photography.
Since graduating from NCAD with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking in 2017, she has completed a year long residency in Block T as the recipient of The Fingal Graduate Award 2017 and recently exhibited her first solo show How it Stands, Provisionally in A4 Sounds Gallery. Róisín has been invited as an Artist in Resident for the inaugural Residency Programme in the Eoin Moylan Photography Studio in Berlin in February 2019. She has recently been awarded the Loughshinny Boathouse Residency Award supported by Fingal County Council for late 2019 and has exhibited work in the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition and AGA LAB, Amsterdam.