Home from Home
Irish artists respond to COVID 19 restrictions

Brian Duggan

Artist Response

Staying Alive is a small sketch of how things are in the artist's home during the current crisis in April 2020. It is a mix of happenchance and design. Since graduating from the Crawford college in Cork in '95, I always have a feeling of coming home when I return to Cork. Moby's GO brings back some of those times in Sir. Henrys. The piece nicely links the second track, to the current HSE social guidelines that we are now all living under.

About the Artist

Brian Duggan lives and works in Dublin, at times his practice may include sculpture, film, installation, printing, publishing and sound. Usually working from extensive research the artist navigates unusual cracks and problems within particular structural frameworks, taking both personal testimony, throw away comments and official documents to build and explore overlooked situations. 

He has received several awards from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Hugh Lane Gallery, the OPW national collection, Trinity College Dublin, the National portrait collection and the Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as private collections in Ireland and Europe. His work is represented by Balzer Projects, Basel, Switzerland.