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Jenny Brady , Artist in Residence 11/12

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Artist Statement: Working primarily with the moving image, Jennifer Brady's work is concerned with the fragility of systems of thought, investigating notions of doubt, certainty and subjectivity. Her video work examines how we read information through filmic language as being 'true' or 'authentic', interrogating the structures, tropes and conventions within documentary film in particular.

Central to her practice is a belief in the character of unreality inherent in the filmmaking process. Though her videos are not primarily documentary in style, she often draws upon and disrupts documentary conventions such as voiceover narration, conducting interviews and recording footage of real events, people and places. Through these investigations, the work of structural materialist filmmakers and the radical anti-illusionism of post '68 film theory have been of particular interest in her research.

Her video works often focus on the exploration of specific sites and she is interested in revealing traces of the political that are marked or inscribed in landscape. Frequently taking the form of video essays, these works have variously explored aspects of the Irish property bubble, holography, technological progress and obsolescence, conspiracy theory and fantasy role playing gaming.

Alongside these video works, Brady often shows related photographic and research imagery. As with her video works, she does not aim to present a conclusive document of the subject but rather an interpreted archive of material that might allow new narratives to unfold.

Biography: Jennifer Brady was born in Dublin, Ireland (1983) and received an MA in Visual Arts Practices (First Class Honors) from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (2010) and an undergraduate degree from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin (2005). She has exhibited widely in Ireland, including recent solo shows in the expanded Unbuilding programme, Mermaid Arts Centre, Dublin (July 2011) and 126 gallery, Galway (2010), as part of Tulca 2010 programme, curated by Michelle Browne as well as a screening of recent work as part of the Quantified Self exhibition programme at The LAB, Dublin.  

Selected group shows include Public Gesture, The Lab, Dublin (2010), Flicks: The Cinematic in Art curated by Cliodhna Shaffrey, the Highlanes gallery, Drogheda (2009) and Sounds Like Art, Draíocht, Dublin (2009). She is currently undertaking a public art commission for Mayo County Council for the Landmark public art programme launching in Spring 2012. She currently lives and works in Dublin.