David Haughey | It Crystallises into a Monad
PREVIEW: 3 SEPTEMBER, 18:00-20:00
It Crystallises Into a Monad takes its point of departure from the recreation of an unattributed painting, originally made in 1776. The video projection work presented at QSS Gallery in Belfast during September 2020 acquired form through research of the painting and observation of process and context across seven months. Through practice and presentation, the work considers the status of reproduction, documentation and is an excavation of the temporality fundamental to image-making practices. The form of display along with the process and research of a painting, the documentary photography, the digitally recreated space – hopes to elaborate the relations between still and moving image, between the various strata of image-making. Several thousand photographs were taken during the process and those selected prompt the memory of psychological events, locations that exist somewhere between the correspondences of text, the city, a space of association and fantasy. These images and texts were shaped either directly or at some tangent by the constant, temporally delineated ritual of making and remaking. This exhibition folds together both site and its image into a class of proposal, an object representing neither the past, present or future – a conjecture.
David Haughey (b.1979) is currently a PhD candidate at The Belfast School of Art and originally graduated from Ulster University in 2001, BA (Hons) Fine Art. David is member of QSS Artist Studios, and his research folds together the conventions of painting and photography with expanded image-making practices, installation and digital media – with a particular focus on temporality and process.
The artist would like to express particular appreciation and gratitude to his research supervisors Mary McIntyre and Dougal McKenzie. For providing the context and studentship through which this research and exhibition was realised, the artist wishes to acknowledge and thank Dr Justin Magee, Research Director of Art & Design at The Belfast School of Art, The Doctoral College at Ulster University and DfE.
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