NEXT TO NONE | MARIA MAARBJERG
22nd October – 7th November 2021
Limited Capacity Booking Essential
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 map 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.
Maria Maarbjerg is a visual artist based in Dublin primarily working with analogue photography. Her work explores national identity and the emotional impact of living through Ireland’s housing crisis.
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). We Only Want the Earth is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2021.
Social distancing measures and your safety:
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 up to 5 friends with you for your booking (max 6 persons total per booking). Gallery visits are 45 mins in duration, please ensure to arrive on time so you can fully enjoy the show.
What you should know before your visit:
All visitors and staff will follow safety procedures.
- We will ask you to wear a mask indoors. Please bring along your own if possible. If you do not have a mask, you may purchase one with your booking or at the front desk on arrival for €3. You will not be allowed entry to the gallery without a mask.
- A sanitization station will be available at the front desk. We will ask you to sanitize your hands when you arrive.
- We will also take your temperature with a non-touch thermometer. If you have a high temperature you will not be admitted to the gallery. You will be asked to return home and to take necessary precautions to keep yourself and others safe.
- We will confirm your name and contact information for contact tracing purposes. This information will remain confidential and will be deleted after 30 days.
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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:
There is sound in the gallery; a spoken text will be audible throughout the gallery. The piece is at a medium loudness, however we can arrange for it to be lowered or turned off for your visit if required.
The gallery is low lit, there are a number of projected images. There are no flashing lights.
You can move freely around the gallery.
There are a number of structures in the centre of the gallery but there is enough room to move around them if using mobility aids or a wheelchair.
There are no seats, but if you require comfortable seating we can provide this for you. You can request when booking or when you arrive at the gallery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.