ONline/OFFline, Wednesday 8th July - Sunday 19th July
PhotoIreland Festival 2020: ON/OFF
Under the title ON/OFF, PhotoIreland Festival will take place from the 8th-19th of July. As many organisations are burdened now with exploring non-physical exhibition spaces during this emergency, we have remained excited about the opportunity that this challenge represents — the opportunity to re-think how contemporary lens-based works are enjoyed and how audiences are engaging with this practice, with artists, with festivals, in a new way. So, what is our plan? This year, the festival will be brought to you through two separate channels, navigating our virtual and physical worlds: online with stimulating participative events, and offline, both in print, capitalising on the forthcoming OVER journal, and at The Library Project.
Online activities feature a collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur and The Photographers' Gallery to deliver a special Screen Walk, and with Fotomuseum Winterthur for an exclusive presentation of their programme of SITUATIONS – a series of online propositions – SITUATION #202. The programme will be complemented with the Tokyo International Photography Competition 2020 that always offers a wide range of practices from around the world. It will be displayed at The Library Project, Dublin, 1-26 July.
ON/ – Delivered straight to your digital device
6.00pm Wed 8th July: Launch – PhotoIreland Festival 2020
6.30pm Wed 8th July: Anna Ehrenstein — On Decolonising the Institution
6.00pm Sat 11th July: Launch – SITUATION #202 Position 1
6.00pm Wed 15th July: Screen Walk – Artist to be announced
6.00pm Sat 18th July: Launch – OVER Journal
8.00pm Sat 18th July: Screening – Theo Ellison
6.00pm Sun 19th July: Launch – SITUATION #202 Position 2
/OFF – OVER Journal and The Library Project
OVER Journal proposes its readers a more wholesome, honest, and critical observation and enjoyment of lens-based, contemporary practices, with visual culture and critical thinking at its core. Contributing to this dialogue, we present some of PhotoIreland Festival elements within the pages of OVER, including a feature with this year's open call artists Francesca Catastini, Hiro Tanaka, and Theo Ellison. In addition, contributors to the first issue of the journal investigate the role of criticism, museology, and more, provoking conversations around topics regarding contemporary practices and how these are influenced by our current environments and society. Contributors include Benedetta Casagrande, Jörg Colberg, Natasha Christia, Duncan Wooldridge, Alison Nordstrom, Aidan Kelly Murphy, Eva Kreuger, Yvette Monahan, Anna Ehrenstein, amongst others.
The issue is already available to pre-order online, and will be available from The Library Project from the day of launch.