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Bláithín Mac Donnell

MA work

Fools Gold

in this house it had caused the floor to buckle

so the floor was like laminated wood and it hadn’t cracked cause you’d expect it would have just

just burst out of the ground and pushed through the wood but instead the laminate floor had just sort of seemed to like it stretched so it had this huge curve in it like it was rounded almost

and on the curve

well the coffee table was just slightly off of that curve on its side

*performance, extract


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2015

  • The act of storytelling is performed, intertwining with the idea of image making itself so that the narrative becomes images in the mind. The story folds and unfolds as the specifics of objects, place and people are assembled and reassembled. The viewer, faced with a first person narrative, is forced to call upon their own visual realm and remake the image within their own mind, so that the space in which the story is told becomes the image. 
  • Degrees

  • BA Art Practice, Goldsmiths' College, University of London, 2012
  • Experience

  • Visiting lecturer, Brighton University, Brighton, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • a concentration of, Tate Modern, London, 2015; Echo Broadcast, K2K Radio, London, 2015; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Something, in Parts, Somers Town, London, 2014; The State of Things, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; The Messages, Burträsk & Skellefteå City Hall, Sweden, 2014 ; All Silent but for the Broadcast, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Non-Knower, The Library Space, London, 2014 ; FísFeis, EU Committee of Regions, Culture Ireland, Brussels, 2014
  • Publications

  • Exit Strategies, Black Dog Publishing, 2015