In an age of 'disembodied media' to be present is not a requirement for interaction. Much of contemporary life is a series of absent-presences; a voice on a phone or an image on a screen. As Walter Benjamin has argued; mass reproduction has stripped art of its 'aura'. In this work, Haugh has begun to explore the materiality and aura of 'presence' by using a laborious image making process from the 19th century to photograph those close to him. Haugh has produced one of a kind glass plates in order to translate the experience of 'presence' to the viewer. This exploration reflects on the physicality of human interaction and presence.
Peter Connor Tansy Cowley Samuel Cunnane Dorje De Burgh Edmund Doherty Fiona Dowling Craig D’Alton Louis Haugh Mike Ivers Krzysztof Maniocha Kamile Matulaityte Anna McCormack Ronan Mccall David Morrissey Kate Nevin Maeve O'Neill Eoin O'Riordan