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#NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlight: Padraig Condron

This latest #NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlight piece features BA (Hons) Fine Art student Padraig Condron

Padraig Condron, BA (Hons) Fine Art 2019.
Padraig Condron, BA (Hons) Fine Art 2019.

In the run-up to the Art and Design Degree Show, we will be sharing a series of student projects from across the 26 participating courses through #NTUDEGREESHOW Spotlights.

My theory-led art practice aims to untangle personal experiences; I consider the human body, distinct from the mind, a space we inhabit and perform in.

I consider the ways in which this ownership is challenged, our bodies are controlled.

I consider which social structures limit and restrict us.

My work seeks to return the audience to a place of physical authenticity. Using text, performance, video and audio, I invite the viewer into a space that allows them to consider their own body and how their functions and expressions are sanitised.

Our natural human wetness is unacceptable. Sweating and spitting and dripping and leaking, the body is an object that we have been convinced we should distrust.

I respond with an irreverent subversion of the structures that consume us, a liberating queer reversal.

For my degree show work, I create a physical space that attempts to dismantle traditional logic with a sweaty and submerging video projection.

Padraig Condron

Find out more about the BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show here.

Published on 24 May 2019
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design