Residents / Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

Selected residents from the 2020 Interdisciplinary Residency Programme postponed due to Covid-19.

  • Caroline Areskog Jones

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Caroline Areskog Jones is an RCA alumni whose hybrid, exploratory practice has a foundation in print.

    Drawing provides a mechanism of exploration and a fundamental component of research which evolves through the investigation of materials, repetition and working in series over time. With a Scandinavian heritage ‘nature’ infuses and permeates encounters, filaments reach through ideas within an uncertain space. Having spent time recently gathering research in the Hebrides, from the perspective of being on the water, in the weather, where humidity seeped through, and being aware of current ecological concerns regarding toxicity of the ocean, the aim in this residency is to utilise the time, facilities and local environmental histories to make a series of prints, perhaps an element in book form, as non-linear narrative. To use the processes of print, to absorb being in the locality will contrast with the use of purely digital artefacts as a means to develop a body of work.

  • Celia Turley

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Celia Turley is a creative facilitator and cultural organiser. She creates spaces for conversation, collaboration, civic action and joy, propelled by a belief in communities’ power to develop solutions to the issues that affect them. Recent projects have seen her producing a co-created programme exploring the heritage of council housing and a forum theatre residency for people with lived experience of homelessness. Celia has been actively working to realign her life in recognition of the climate crisis. This sees her convening The Resilience Reading Circle, an arts-led reading group that nurtures creative strategies for radical resilience in the face of climate emergency.

  • David Fagan

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    David Fagan’s work generally comprises multimedia installation and performance, with a persistent focus on consumer electronics, such as televisions and phones. Fagan is interested in creating intimate experiences using familiar objects. When these attempts inevitably fail, they ultimately speak to a more fundamental questioning of one’s ability to connect to another. Post-exhibition, the role of the work as art object is generally relinquished, devices and objects regain their prior utility. Fagan is currently exploring themes of identity and culture in suburban landscapes.

    Awards include Visual Arts Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland 2019

  • Marian Balfe

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Marian Balfe is an Irish artist and designer based between Dublin and the midlands of Ireland. Her practice is multifaceted, and she uses a wide range of media and processes including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and zines to explore fragmented connections to place. These connections are initiated through memory and experience of certain objects, people and animals of a place. Recent exhibitions have included ARTWORKS 2019 at VISUAL, Carlow & peripheriesOPEN 2019, Gorey. Marian holds a BA in Fine Art (Paint) and Visual Culture from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin and a BSc in Architecture from University College Dublin.

    Whilst at Hospitalfield, Marian Balfe will use her time to explore zines as navigational tools for unresolved, aspirational paintings.

  • Paula Lopez Zambrano

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Taking the form of exhibitions, screenings, public programmes, residencies and texts, Paula Lopez Zambrano’s research centres on the relationship between curatorial practice and theory. Zambrano is working within the intersections of post-colonial, de-colonial, feminist and queer studies, looking into strategies of disruption, resistance and re-enactment within performance, moving image and sound art. These approaches combine interests in philosophy, art theory and contemporary art, focusing on notions of embodiment, materiality and ontology.

    Zambrano has developed a strong interest in time and temporality, conceiving the accidental, discontinuous and counter-temporal as modes of curatorial research.

  • Rachel Marsden

    Interdisciplinary Residency 2021

    Rachel Marsden is a curator, educator and arts writer researching transcultural studies, cultural and social translation, and curatorial practices in China and the Asia-Pacific. Also, interested in approaches to practice-based research, including publishing and writing as practice, and “pedagogies of practice” in learning and teaching.

    For this residency, Marsden aims to reignite her practice as a text and book artist by giving voice to invisible illness, impairment and disability in the arts. She will examine this personal aspect of her practitioner identity for the first time – publicly and critically – whilst establishing a dialogic community of practice in the region, to culminate in a self-published book.

    Supported by a bursary from a-n The Artists Information Company.