NEXT TO NONE EXHIBITION ZINE
This is a printed version of the sound work from Next To None. In the exhibition the Tekst/Text is spoken in Danish. The zine has the english translation to accompany your digital and in person experience of the exhibition.
About the Exhibition
Next to None is a multimedia installation exploring the precarity and emotional experience of renting in Dublin. Drawing on her experiences over the past 8 years, Maria uses sound, sculpture and photography to capture quieter moments of frustration, stress and anger living in poorly maintained apartments, and daydreams of a future out of reach.
The stage for this work is a full scale floor plan of the cheapest apartment currently available to buy in Dublin. An apartment not fit for purpose, without a bedroom that will inevitably be purchased by a landlord and released onto the rental market. The work is performed on its unstable walls and a spoken text echoes through the gallery in Danish.
About the Artist
Maria Maarbjerg is a Dublin-based visual artist working primarily with analogue photography. She is originally from Denmark and moved to Ireland in 2013. Her practice revolves around societal issues, such as the current housing crisis and is focused on the psychological and emotional impact of people living through these situations. Her images reference pre-digitalisation photography, and she finds her inspiration in archival photos and old video footage.
Maria studied photography at Fatamorgana – the Danish School of Art Photography in Copenhagen and graduated in Fine Art from Dublin School of Creative Arts at Technological University Dublin in 2020. Following, she received the R.C. Lewis-Crosby RDS Award 2020, and the Digital Media Graduate Award from Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 2020.
Maria is the recipient of our We Only Want the Earth Residency Award in partnership with Fire Station Artists Studios and Migrants & Ethnic-Minorities for Reproductive Justice (MERJ).
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