Marianne Keating in conversation with Kodwo Eshun

10 January 2024

Marianne Keating, An Ciúnas / The Silence, film still (detail). ‘Irish women protest in New York, while British officers await transportation to Jamaica’. Photo credit: Central News Photo Service, 1920, University College Dublin Archives

To mark the final week of her exhibition An Ciúnas / The Silence, artist Marianne Keating was in conversation with filmmaker, theorist and artist Kodwo Eshun from The Otolith Group.

Kodwo Eshun is a filmmaker, theorist and artist, based in London. His research interests include contemporary art, critical theory, postwar liberation movements, modern and contemporary musicality, cybernetic theory, the cinematic soundtrack and archaeologies of futurity. In 2002, he founded The Otolith Group together with Anjalika Sagar. Their essayistic approach reflects on the perception and nature of documentary practice through films, texts and activities related to media archives. The Otolith Group were nominated for The Turner Prize in 2010 and have exhibited internationally since 2003.

Eshun is author of More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction (2020), and Dan Graham: Rock My Religion(2012), co-editor of The Fisher Function (2017), Post Punk Then and Now (2016), The Militant Image: A Cine-Geography: Third Text Vol 25 Issue (2011), Harun Farocki Against What? Against Whom (2010) and The Ghosts of Songs: The Film Art of the Black Audio Film Collective 1982–1998 (2007).

Marianne Keatingis an Irish artist and researcher, based in London. She has a practice-based PhD in Visual & Material Culture and Contemporary Art Practice titled, ‘They don’t do much in the cane-hole way’, Hidden Histories of the Irish Diaspora in Jamaica, funded by KSA at Kingston University, London and a TECHNE Associate. She has a MA from the Royal College of Art, London and a BA from Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland.

Keating was shortlisted to represent Ireland in the 2022 Venice Bienniale and has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland and internationally. Selected recent exhibitions include Parallax at Sirius Arts Centre, Ireland in partnership with Cork International Film Festival; The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Our Time, Even in Dreams, Jaou, Tunis, Tunisia, all 2022; The Moon is Right Over My Head, Black Tower Projects, London, 2020; The Ocean Between, Crawford Art Gallery, Ireland, 2019; Better Must Come, RAMPA, Porto, Portugal; Movement and Boundaries, Stanley Picker Gallery, London; New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London all 2019; Arrivants: Art and Migration in the Anglophone Caribbean World, Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Barbados, 2018.

This event was supported by the Embassy of Ireland, London


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