New kids on the block

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After a year of preparation and collaboration .. it’s finally here! We spent a cold but fantastic day in Smithfield Square setting up our pop-up gallery today, and we enjoyed every minute of it! We’re really looking forward to opening to the public on Monday February 1st to share our art with you – the culmination of an art & research collaboration that has transformed 5 academic research projects into mixed media art… Read More

Louise Brady – Let’s talk about Love

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“It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we’re talking about when we talk about love.”  – Raymond Carver This week I’d like to talk about love. Well, really the current show in IMMA, What We Call Love. I went to see this show a few weeks ago and I find myself repeatedly thinking back to it. Wolfgang Tillmans, Central Nervous System, 2013 It was one… Read More

Tommy Flavin: Documentary making is an exercise in disappointment

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I’ve had this weird experience over the last few documentaries I’ve made. I’ve started out with a story that I was really passionate about- something exciting, unusual, full of life. Whenever I’ve pitched any of these films to people I’d catch myself saying, ‘the story’s all there, I just have to shoot what I see and it’ll be perfect!’ But once I begin shooting and editing the story, I’d realise that all… Read More

Tommy Flavin: Relax lads, God’s in control

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A few years ago, I was making my first documentary in Africa. As you can imagine, this was a terrifying and exciting experience in equal measure. I had no idea what I was doing, what the story I was trying to tell was, or how I was even supposed to tell it. All I had for guidance was a copy of Herzog On Herzog I’d nicked from the college library and a notebook stuffed… Read More

Tommy Flavin: Documentary Is Like Really Expensive Therapy

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The idea of this blog is to document the process of developing art from its inception through to its eventual culmination as part of the exhibition and symposium, METAMORPHOSIS. So to kick off my own series of posts, I thought I’d give a little background as to myself and my own practise. Here, I’m going to talk about how documentary making can be weirdly therapeutic. It might sound odd to say, but… Read More

Metamorphosis | Art as Research. Research as Art

Welcome to the inaugural blog post of The Metamorphosis Project The Metamorphosis Team are absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of our multidisciplinary project planned for February 2016. The project has been in formation for many months, growing a team of vibrant, talented young artists and academic researchers  with a synergy of knowledge, ideas and creative practice. The idea behind the project first sprung to our founder, Jennifer Halton, in late 2014, as she explored… Read More