‘Luminosity’, the new exhibition by Dublin-based visual artist Atoosa Pour Hosseini, contains drawings, moving-image installations and sound.
This new body of work is made in response to the Cork Film Centre Gallery and its surroundings at the Gunpowder Mills, Ballincollig. The work has been in process since mid-2012, and was completed during her residency at the Guesthouse, Cork, in April 2013.
Drawing forms the starting point of Pour Hosseini’s work, with a sketchbook providing storage for the noting down of ideas and for experimentation with forms that are developed into autonomous drawings and audio/video works.
Ideas are triggered through observations made during everyday life, but also through memories. She tends to create a very personal space, which is both uncanny and obscure, favouring nostalgic and dreamlike atmospheres. Her works usually dissolve narration in order to eventually reach an enigmatic and mysterious state.
Atoosa Pour Hosseini (Born in Tehran, 1981) is an Iranian visual artist based in Dublin since 2006. She uses a variety of media in her practice including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. Her work has been exhibited widely in Ireland and Internationally in USA, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Estonia and Iran.
Latitude is a one-off audio-visual performance by The Guesthouse's current artist in residence, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, and sound artist Mick O'Shea. Pour Hosseini works with the notion of drawing and how it can be used in the moving image. She will present a multimedia experience involving multiple, often superimposed projections of her videos and also incorporating hand-made filters and other objects. O'Shea's sound will respond to this, creating a dialogue between the two performers based on improvisational impulses.
Saturday 20th April at 6pm, The Guesthouse, 10 Chapel Street, Shandon, Cork
My video “Dimensions” (2013) will play throughout the group show, Excess Baggage at Estonian Academy of Arts Gallery and Da Keldrisaal from 20 to 23 March 2013.
‘Excess Baggage’ is an exhibition of work by Irish based artists from Masters Art in the Digital World in NCAD with mixed background and disciplines who work with emerging technologies, in Tallinn, Estonia March 2013.
Artists: Chloe Brennan, Sylvia Callan, Mitch Conlon, Vanessa Daws, Aileen Drohan, Angie Duignan, Luz Estrada, Atoosa Pour Hosseini, Ulla Juske, Róisín Loughrey, Sinéad McDonald, John Murphy, Gearoid O’ Dea, Kevin Ryan and Paul Terry.
Opening Wednesday 7pm 20 March
Estonian Academy of Arts Gallery, Tallinn.
Da Keldrisaal Da Keldrisaal Pärnu MNT 6 Tallinn.
This Exhibition has been Kindly Funded by Culture Ireland as part of the EU Presidency International Culture Programme 2013.
Co-produced by Mary A FITZGERALD, Janine DAVIDSON, Emma FINUCANE, Sarah GORDON, Robert KELLY, Elaine LEADER, Colm MAC ATHLAOICH, Anja MAHLER, Tom MOORE, Louise PEAT, Atoosa POUR HOSSEINI, Piia ROSSI, Kate STRAIN.
Production is an experiment in collaborative exhibition-making, and seeks to foreground the energy of the Black Church Print Studio artists through the development and co-production of an exploratory group show. In collaboratively developing and producing a constructed environment, the BCPS members seek to actively question the role and function of the non-commercial group show in contemporary art practice. The resulting exhibition reflects the shape and process of its own making, looking at the nature of collective research, peer learning and knowledge production, through the structure of an exhibition.
The opening on Friday 3 August, 6-8pm, at Monster Truck Gallery, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
This initiative is part of Black Church Print Studio off-site programme 2012, kindly supported by Monster Truck Gallery.
Gallery hours of operation are Tues – Sat 12 – 6pm