Arthur Seefahrt, poet, writer and member of the IMMA Visitor Engagement Team presents a talk and tour on the poetry and visual connections that underline Daphne Wright’s inclusion of the envelope poems by Emily Dickinson, within in the exhibition IMMA Collection: Freud Project, The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by Daphne Wright. Often described as a painterly poet in her use of corporeal language, this tour draws on Timothy Morton’s philosophical thinking, ‘Ecology without Nature’, as a valuable context to revisit Dickinson’s poetry and Wright’s curatorial configurations of Freud.
Arthur Seefahrt is a poet, writer of fiction, & maker of things. His work has appeared in floorplan journal, Bodega, Strangeways, and in translation in Fettliebe and Word for Word. He has taught at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he received an MFA, and at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, as well as through the Brooklyn Poets NPO. He has performed a multimedia reading, Bugertown USA, at Webster Hall in New York, built a boat from scratch, and restored antique books. He recently completed an M.Phil at Trinity College Decay Studies is a multimedia installation which was hosted by the Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin.
The Ethics of Scrutiny, curated by artist Daphne Wright, is the second exhibition to be presented as part of the IMMA Collection: Freud Project – a five-year loan of 52 works by renowned artist Lucian Freud (1922-2011); one of the greatest painters of the 20th-century. This exhibition takes aspects of Freud’s intimate studio practice as a starting point to explore themes of vulnerability, longing and loss that permeate the painter’s work, while also looking to the works of other artists who address on a wider scale the complexities of representation.
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