Little Interview

Every month we ask the same set of questions to someone collaborating with us. Over the last two years, we have interviewed diverse members of the Glucksman community - artists, academics, staff members, guests, audiences and workshop participants. The responses are funny, inspiring, revealing and always a great read.

This month, we feature artist Inma Pavon commissioned to create a new work with UCC students that focuses on creative wellbeing as part of our Art Movements project. 

What are you reading? Shaping The World: Sculpture from prehistory to now by Antony Gormley and Martin Gayford. It is one of those big heavy Art books that allows you to immerse yourself in its pages full of many inspirational artworks images. It was a pre-Xmas present for myself hahaha.

Favourite museum?  I have two (ha ha ha), el Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga and The Glucksman Art Gallery in Cork.

Best performance?  I don't think I will ever forget UMWELT by the French Choreographer Maguy Marin in 2005 at Cork Opera House. That performance was something that I have never ever experienced in a Contemporary Dance context.

Most treasured possession?  My ‘body. I said my ‘body’ cause, in reality I feel it is true. 

Work(s) of art that inspire you?  Ana Mendieta’s Silhouette series is breathtaking. I also love Antony Gormley’s Critical Mass II art installation, Amanda Coogan’s Yellow, Richard Long’s A Line Made by Walking, Bruce Nauman’s Body Pressure, Choreographer David Dawson’s ‘Anima Animus’ and finally, John Cage’s 4’33” too.

Lightbulb moment?  Working as a life model at an art college, the art teacher said something to the students that made me think of something interesting for my own work which I was looking after for a while but did not know how to realise it, and that comment was just what I needed to hear.

Guilty pleasure? Flat white with a pain au chocolat hahaha

What would you like to be doing right now? I would love to be choreographing in a large dance studio with a group of dancers!!!! Ideally a dance studio in the middle of nature where the only sound we hear is the sound of nature.