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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 Eleanor Duffin, who is currently showing work as part of 2116: forecast of the next century.


Eleanor Duffin: 27 April 2016

What are you reading?
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick & The Poetics of Reverie by Guston Bachelard.

Favourite museum?
The Geology Museum at Trinity College, Dublin (sadly closed and relocated last year)

Best performance?
What the Body Does Not Remember by Wim Vandekeybus for Ultima Vez (one of the reasons I moved to Belgium!) & This Variation by Tino Sehgal at Documenta 13.

What is your most treasured possession?
My amazing friends and family, who support me none the less.

What work(s) of art inspire you?
Hard Age New Edge by Susan Jacobs
The Hand, the I and It by Hedwig Houben
Remembering Grey by Sarah Browne
A T P A P B L L E E by Edith Dekyndt
Between Spaces by Garry Loughlin
67 by Francis Matthews
Anything designed by Wayne Daly
Everything ever made or written or thought by Robert Smithson

A lightbulb moment?
That I don’t really know what my works are about till long after I finish them.

Guilty pleasure?
Super trashy television. I’m too embarrassed/ashamed to say what I actually watch!

What would you like to be doing right now?
Walking on Curracloe Beach in Wexford

Lee Welch, 22 April 2016
Darn Thorn,
15 April 2016
Luise Ebner,
8 April 2016
Damien Flood
, 1 April 2016
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