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Marianne Keating

MA work

My work explores different aspects of society’s private emotions. Through the use of language and social engagement I focus on parts of everyday life that are not often discussed. The physical engagement of the public who are an integral part of my practice decide to secretly divulge their inner thoughts which are then projected back in a public sphere. This allows an anonymous tension to be reached through the juxtaposition of the private and the public. My practice is heavily weighted in text and my installations incorporate animated digital projections onto architectural facades and internal experiential environments. These are created through multiple projectors, monitor-based moving image, photographic documentation, publications and large-scale screenprinted wallpapers.

This interaction opens a dialogue between the participant and the viewer by taking these nameless voices and projecting them back into the environment that reflects their original location. By giving these concerns a voice it can empower both the viewer and the participant by enabling a freedom that is unattainable in everyday situations. This connects with the public by investigating intimate thoughts and restoring ownership to the viewer by unmasking these private considerations in an open and public way. My work focuses on drawing attention to these issues by allowing the opportunity to contemplate our stance in society, which also question our views on the world around us and offers us reassurance in our connection to others and the vulnerability we all possess.

Info

  • Marianne Keating profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2013

  • My work explores different aspects of society’s private emotions. Through the use of language and social engagement I focus on parts of everyday life that are not often discussed. The physical engagement of the public who are an integral part of my practice decide to secretly divulge their inner thoughts which are then projected back in a public sphere. This allows an anonymous tension to be reached through the juxtaposition of the private and the public. My practice is heavily weighted in text and my installations incorporate animated digital projections onto architectural facades and internal experiential environments. These are created through multiple projectors, monitor-based moving image, photographic documentation, publications and large-scale screenprinted wallpapers.

    This interaction opens a dialogue between the participant and the viewer by taking these nameless voices and projecting them back into the environment that reflects their original location. By giving these concerns a voice it can empower both the viewer and the participant by enabling a freedom that is unattainable in everyday situations. This connects with the public by investigating intimate thoughts and restoring ownership to the viewer by unmasking these private considerations in an open and public way. My work focuses on drawing attention to these issues by allowing the opportunity to contemplate our stance in society, which also question our views on the world around us and offers us reassurance in our connection to others and the vulnerability we all possess.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art: Printmaking, Limerick School of Art and Design, 2002; Diploma (Hons) , Fine Art: Printmaking, Limerick School of Art and Design, 2001
  • Experience

  • Freelance editioner/tutor, (Clients: London Print Studio, London; Cork Printmakers, Cork; Lazarides Print Studio, London), 2003–present; Print technician, Cork Printmakers, Ireland, 2006–11
  • Exhibitions

  • Prelude Speaker: Contemporary Castletown, Crawford Art Gallery, Office of Public Works, Castletown House, Co. Kildare, Ireland., 2013; Nuit Blanche, The Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, 2012; Parallax, Cafe Gallery Project, London, 2012; Sub-plots, AllerArt, Bludenz, Austria, 2011
  • Awards

  • Winner, Royal Academy of Arts Fellowship, London (2013–20), 2013; Winner, Arts Council Ireland Travel & Training Award, 2007, 2011, 2012; Winner, Culture Ireland Award, 20101–1
  • Publications

  • ' Marianne Keating', ArtWednesday, 2013; 'Now Buy This, Summer Issue', ArtReview, 2011; 'Cork Printmakers at Twenty', Angela Griffith, Irish Arts Review, 2011; 'Super Impose', Patrick Burgoyne, Creative Review, July 2010