Jaki Irvine

Jaki Irvine 
If the Ground Should Open... 2016
video and sound installation 8 separate monitors (edition 1/3)
(black & white 4:3 ratio) 11 separate audio sound tracks, 48 mins duration and set of six, etching on archival paper

Jaki Irvine
Shot in Mexico: On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared (Vertical)
2014
vinyl wallpaper and a set of 20 framed archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle paper
dimensions variable

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Shot in Mexico - On the Impossibility of Imagining the Numbers of Dead and Disappeared #3
2013
archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
51 x 79.3 cm / 20.1 x 31.2 in framed

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Before the Page is Turned - Printworks i
2011
HD DVD
6 mins 24 seconds

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Guanajuato 14
2010
HD DVD
4 mins 6 seconds

56 InchFantasy
2009
DVD
5 minutes 26 seconds

Room Acoustics Revisited
2008
HD DVD
11 minutes 5 sec

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Desert Vultures

2008

lightjet print on fuji crystal paper

58 x 104.3 cm / 22.8 x 41.1 in   

Instances of Deferred Sadness
2007
ink on 220 gsm paper
150 x 1047 cm / 59.1 x 412.2 in  

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In a world like this
2007
9 Screen video installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop

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Nightingale
2004
DVD
6 mins

Old conditions for new love
2008
lightjet print on fuji crystal paper framed
80.5 x 98.5 cm / 31.7 x 38.8 in   

Swimmers and Seagulls
2003
DVD
5 minutes 

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The Actress
2003
DVD PAL
3 minutes 40 seconds

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The Silver Bridge
2003
8 Screen Projected Installation, 4:3 PAL DVD
Continuous Loop

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Holding it All Together
2002
DVD PAL
2 minutes 30 seconds

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10 seconds on a Bare Mountain

2002

inkjet print on photographic paper

21 x 967 cm / 8.3 x 380.7 in 

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Ivana's Answers
2001
DVD PAL
10 mins

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Room Acoustics Revisited, 2008
Installation Still
dvd projection
11 minutes 5 sec

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b. 1966, Dublin, Ireland.
 
Over two decades, Jaki Irvine has built a substantial and highly acclaimed body of film and video art that is profoundly concerned with the limits of human knowledge and experience. Irvine’s engrossing, elliptical narratives are at times composed of fragments of everyday life—mundane incidents that, viewed via Irvine’s singular, assiduously selective gaze, become occasions of heightened strangeness. Equally, Irvine’s films might concentrate on situations of extreme human feeling; of love and hate, or possession and loss. In each case, however, she points to ways that stable meanings seem to slip away just as they appear possible. In Irvine’s art, the world can appear one moment to be full of connections and coincidences, full of possibilities of reliable knowledge, and yet, a moment later, the same world can seem utterly devoid of meaning.
 
One recurring interest in this regard has been in human/animal connections, or rather, our inevitable human disconnection. Irvine has been fascinated with the ways in which animals can seem like us, and we like them, yet at the same time they have a perception of the world that we can never inhabit (and barely imagine). In studying such subjects, Irvine weaves together non-linear narratives in which image, voice-over and musical score variously overlap, coalesce and diverge. These languid explorations of human interaction with the natural world, the built environment, and with other humans are suffused with a melancholic lyricism and leavened by a dark, dreamlike humour. Consistently, Irvine’s art attends to the boundaries between body and mind, self and other, human and animal and, in the seductive mysteries of her remarkable visuals, between the real and the imagined.
 
Jaki Irvine currently lives and works in Dublin and Mexico and is a regular artist advisor at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include If the Ground Should Open..., Irish Museum of Modern Art (2016); The LAB, Dublin (2010); Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2009); The Model, Sligo (2006), travelling to Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007); SMART, Amsterdam (2006); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2005); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2005, 1999); Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2005).
 
In 1997, Irvine represented Ireland at the 47th Venice Biennale.
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Jaki Irvine, If the Ground Should Open… Live Event

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

13 December 2016, 7–10pm

In conjunction with her exhibition If the Ground Should Open… at IMMA, Jaki Irvine presents a one-off live performance of the entire work, eleven tracks, performed by the project performers.

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Jaki Irvine, If the Ground Should Open

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin

23 September 2016 – 15 January 2017

A new solo exhibition by Jaki Irvine will open at the Irish Museum of Modern Art on 23 September 2016. If the Ground Should Open… is a specially commissioned work presented on the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916.

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Isabel Nolan and Jaki Irvine

PULL BITE RALLY

20 November - 16 December 2014

NCAD Gallery, Dublin

Isabel Nolan and Jaki Irvine participate in PULL BITE RALLY, an exhibition and parallel events series to mark the Black Church Print Studio 'Process' project, with other artists including Brian Fay, Damien Flood, Jesse Jones and Sarah Pierce. 

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