My practice is concerned with corporeal awareness. It is thinking through the body - the body in relation to the body, and the body in relation to the immediate space around it. A causality brought by the activation of the body in space. It is negotiating instinct. My work is grounded in the philosophy of phenomenology, a theoretical framework that purports the consciousness’ ability to comprehend phenomena as it appears to us. It is the initial unprejudiced perception of objects and moments in the world.
These concerns come from an acute awareness of my own body, 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
Róisín McGannon is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. Since graduating from NCAD with a BA Hons First Class in Fine Art Printmaking she has completed residencies in Block T supported by Fingal Arts and in Eoin Moylan Studio, Berlin. She exhibited in her first solo show supported by Fingal Arts in January 2019 in A4 Sounds and has exhibited in the RHA 188th Annual Exhibition Dublin, and gone onto show work in Cork and Kerry.
Her work is concerned with the unreliable and uncertain position of being in the body. Through multidisciplinary media she investigates the difference between the functional and the dysfunctional, both physically and emotionally, then in turn obscures and highlights expectation and capability.
She has an upcoming residency at Loughshinny Boathouse, September to December 2019, Dublin; supported by Fingal Arts Council.