Artists Aleana Egan and Tanad Williams share ideas about their practice alongside festival writer-in-residence Tomoka Shibasaki, who reads from her work. Aleana Egan and Tanad Williams are currently exhibiting in staring forms, a Temple Bar Gallery + Studios group show that brings together four artistic practices that engage with spaces, interiority, literature and the Japanese influence on art. Their work hints at untold narratives, allowing the viewer to intuitively perceive the artists' own musings. Similarly, Shibasaki’s novel Spring Garden is centred on a condemned apartment block, whose inhabitants obsess about the idealized interior and atmosphere of the ‘sky blue house’ in their neighbourhood. Written with a photographic clarity, the novel opens up questions about heritage and the ephemeral nature of urban space.
The event will be chaired by Katherine Fama, Assistant Professor of English at University College Dublin.
staring forms runs at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios: 03 May - 28 June 2019
Presented in association with Temple Bar Gallery & Studios and EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee