I’ll Be Seeing You | Rachel Daly

Dates: 16 June – 28 July  2022
Days/Times: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm
Location: Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay
Opening Reception: 16 June, 6pm

Backwater Artists Group is proud to present I’ll Be Seeing You, an exhibition of new work by Rachel Daly at Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay. Opening Thursday 16th June and running until 28 July. The exhibition is presented as part of Rachel Daly’s Moving Image Bursary, awarded to the artist in 2021 by Backwater Artists Group.

The show considers the themes of love, relationships and abuse, and the seeks to highlight the underlying tension in the traditional idea of home as a secure space. The multifaceted work includes photography, moving image and projection, transforming the exhibition space. The viewer is presented with striking visual fragments, and invited to interpret the work in their own way.

Additional I’ll Be Seeing You Events taking place in Studio 12: 

Tours: There are free lunchtime tours of the exhibition on Thursdays at 1pm led by Backwater Artists Group Programme & Outreach Manager Aoife Hegarty. Please email aoife@backwaterartistsgroup.ie to book a place for you or a group, and for more information.

Artist Talk with Rachel Daly: Thursday 7th July, 6pm | Book Here.

Workshop: Addressing Domestic Abuse with Mary Crilly from Cork’s Sexual Violence Centre on Thursday 14th July, 2pm | Book Here.

Artist Statement

Our interior lives are rooted to the spaces we live in, places of private psychologies of desire and anxiety. Challenging the traditional idea of home as a secure space, this work ruptures these aspirations and highlights the friction between surface appearance and underlying tension. Themes of love and abuse are considered through the lens, voice, and perspective of a female.

I’ll Be Seeing You, explores discomfort and artificiality within intimate spaces through the combined elements of photography, film, and installation. The work investigates unease and the darker side of relationships through photographic, musical, and cinematic tropes.

Through bodily gesture, these constructed images depict intimate scenes of figures teetering on the verge of dysfunctional moments. Through the combined elements of installation, the work plays with the perceptions of the viewer in dislocating domestic space. The viewer is not provided with a full narrative but is instead presented with visual and transient fragments.

Read more about Rachel Daly here.

About Backwater Moving Image Bursary

The Backwater Moving Image Bursary is awarded to a graduating moving image artist from MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, who demonstrates talent and ambition in their work practice. It provides the graduate with a studio at Backwater for 6 months, training from Cork Film Centre, mentorship from an appointed moving image professional and access to the audio-visual equipment at Backwater. The Bursary is in collaboration with Cork Film Centre and MTU Crawford College of Art & Design.

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