John Lalor is an Irish artist living in Paris for over 30 years. His work comprises paintings in multiples, scaled built models, published texts and film. For Lalor Paris is a place to live and learn, tracing the footsteps of Joyce, Beckett, Baudrillard, Godard, Buren… one long residence similar to an intense laboratory of artistic research. His works include a text piece based on the director Jean-Luc Godard which comprised of a three thousand words without punctuation, published weekly in the broadsheet The Irish Times in early 2010, produced by Christina Kennedy and concluded with the seventh episode at the Oonagh Young Gallery.
Much of Lalor’s practice has a direct rapport with cinema. His film project Incident Urbain made in 2013 was his first fiction film with actors and dialogues, it travelled far and wide going to Tribeca Film Festival in 2014 and it has become part of the collection of the Cinematheque Francaise. Incident Urbain clearly affirmed Lalors intentions as a visual artist to combine body, cinema, and art. Lalor has also written a feature film project entitled Dog-bone about Paris and her suburbs. In 2017 he went to Leros in Greece where he filmed Syrian migrants.
12 Jul – 30 Sep 2018
At IMMA Lalor was working on Moment of Surrender, a fictional film based in Dublin with the actor/ writer Matt Moore.
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