For this conservation co-hosted by Liquid, artist Bridget O’Gorman and curator Iarlaith Ni Fheorias discuss how disability can impact a practice, how to make work as our bodies change, and the value of slowness as an access tool. Bridget will begin the session with a reading from an essay in progress, on the questions which emerge through the use of support workers to make artworks. This session has been organised by A/WA member, curator and member of Liquid, Iarlaith Ni Fheorais.
This session is free to attend and will be held on Zoom. Please register by emailing info (at) artworkassociation.org. Registered attendees will receive the link 10 minutes in advance of the discussion
Bridget O’Gorman is an artist based in Manchester. Her practice explores the instability of objects and bodies. Working with live event, video and sculptural installation, her enquiries oscillate between material and somatic registers, considering otherness, speculative and expanded corporeal experiences. Bridget is supported through the PIVOT (mid-career development programme through Bluecoat Liverpool and Castlefield Galleries Manchester) & funded through the Arts Council England Developing Your Creative Practice.
Iarlaith Ni Fheorais is an independent curator based in London. She is currently Curator-In-Residence at VISUAL Carlow and an Independent Producer at field:arts. She also makes work as part of Liquid, with Roisin Angew and Rosa Abbott, exploring expressions of intimacy through exhibitions, live events, discussion and text, and co-host of the Montez Press Radio show Decolonise Our Genitals. She is currently studying MA Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute.
Liquid is a curatorial project that explores expressions of intimacy in the private and public realms, in our digital and offline lives.
Image: Untitled, 2018. Digital image (arm with terracotta slip).