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The GLUCKSMAN Little Interview

Each week we ask the same set of questions to a different member of our community. Throughout 2015, we interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses were funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read. The archive of 2015's interviews can be found here. Thanks to all who took part!

This week we hear from artist Damien Flood who is currently exhibiting as part of 2116: forecast of the next century.


Damien Flood: 1 April 2016

What are you reading?
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Michael Chabon.

Favourite museum?
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

What is your most treasured possession?
My coffee grinder.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
This changes all the time but steadfast are Philip Guston, not so much his style of painting but his attitude. Tala Madani for her paint application and balls to the wall bravery in her work. Norbert Schwontkowski for his mix of subject matter and paint application. And for pure painting pleasure, Pat Harris.

A lightbulb moment?
Only after hard work.

Guilty pleasure?
Neil Young’s ‘Landing on Water’ (odd 80’s synth induced album)
Any chocolate?

What would you like to be doing right now?
I should really say working in my studio, which I do love. But right now I would love to be sitting by a quiet pool with a stack of books beside me.

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, 25 March 2016
Eoin Colfer,
11 March 2016
Colin Darke,
4 March 2016
Daniel Blackshields,
27 February 2015
Antonia Hirsch,
19 February
Fiona Kelly
, 12 February 2015

Declan Jordan
, 5 February 2015

Find the 2015 Little Interviews here