How to Flatten a Mountain 2016 Exhibition

Launch: 7th July, 6:30pm
Running: 8-24 July
Location: Rathfarnham Castle

How to Flatten a Mountain is the title of this exhibition, which marks the culmination of a residency that ran for the first time this year between May 23 and June 1. The residency focused on emerging and mid-career visual artists whose practice in whole or part, makes use of digital or analogue photographic processes.

Created by PhotoIreland & Cow House Studios, this unique 10-day residency was coordinated by Ángel luis González, Frank Abruzzese, and independent curator Kate Strain. It featured workshops directed by artist facilitators, unfolding as a series of day-long projects, discussions, and critiques by Karl Burke, Paul Gaffney, Miriam O’ Connor, and Luna & Fiona.

The 11 participating artists worked individually and in collaboration during the residency, and the resulting new works are now exhibited at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin during PhotoIreland Festival 2016.

Participating artists:
Abigail Taubman, Alex Westfall, Alexandra Huddleston, Alisha Doody, Aoife Shanahan, Christopher Bleuher, Deanna M Witman, John Cullen, Julia Mejnertsen, Rixt de Boer, and Tomoko Daido.

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With special thanks to OPW The Office of Public Works and the staff at Rathfarnham Castle for their kind support, in particular to Catherine O’Connor.