Launch 6pm Wednesday 2nd May
Running 3-31 May
At Instituto Cervantes Dublin
One of the highlights this year is Mariela Sancari's critically acclaimed work Moisés. Moisés is a typology of portraits of men resembling her father, in their 70´s, the age he would be today if he were alive.
Thanatology asserts that not seeing the dead body of our beloved ones prevents us from accepting their death. Contemplating the body of the deceased helps us overcome one of the most complex stages of grief: denial. Mariela and her twin sister were not allowed to see the dead body of their father.
“Not seeing him has made us doubt his death in many ways. The feeling that everything was a nightmare and the fantasy we both have that we are going to find him walking in the street or sitting in a cafe has accompanied us all these years.” Mariela once read that fiction´s primary task is to favor evolution, forcing us to acknowledge and become the otherness around us. She believes fiction can help us depict the endless reservoir of the unconscious, allowing us to represent our desires and fantasies.
There is a lot more to discover and to be announced, so check the full programme so far at:
PhotoIreland Festival 2018 is made possible with support from Dublin City Council, Instituto Cervantes Dublin, The Copper House Gallery, and Inspirational Arts, and in partnership with Cow House Studios and Office of Public Works - OPW.