Flashes of Light, Echoes of Drumbeats

︎ Response to Clíodhna Timoney’s exhibition Flashes of Light at VISUAL Carlow
︎ December 2022

A text reflecting on various urban and rural geographies, electrification, and the liberatory potential of rave culture. It takes the form of a series of letters to the late writer Mark Fisher, whose text ’Baroque Sunbursts’ was a reference point for Timoney‘s exhibition

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Paper Visual Art reviews

︎ Reviews
︎ 2022–ongoing

︎ Review of Alice Rekab, Family Lines at Douglas Hyde Gallery (online)

︎ Review of Laurent Gault Galalith, curated by Katherine Murphy, at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios (print, Vol. 14)

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︎ ‘Steel Trap/Sad Black Enby Theory’ – a poem by Diana Bamimeke in response to Speech Sounds curated by Iarlaith Ni Fheorais

︎ ‘Tech News: The future is Lipreading?’ – speculative fiction by Louise Hickman, in the form of a news report

︎ ‘The Stream Will Rise’ – Michaële Cutaya in response to Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burcá, One Hundred Steps

︎ Ian Maleney in response to Christopher Steenson, Soft Rains Will Come

︎ ‘Am I the last person on Earth?’ – David Toop in response to Christopher Steenson, Soft Rains Will Come

︎ ‘Handul of Earth’ – a poem by Róisín Kelly in response to Ursula Burke, Supplicants

︎ ‘THE OVERFLOWING’ – Sue Rainsford in response to Woman in the Machine

︎ ‘Nature through a screen’ – Roisin Kiberd in response to Woman in the Machine

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Mirror Lamp Press No4: Fetish

︎ Essay
︎ December 2021

‘High-Temperature Visionary
Obsessions: Towards an Aesthetic Theory of Fetishism’ – an essay asking whether fetishism might present a valid aesthetic theory (via Bataille, Sontag and Sunset Boulevard), published by Mirror Lamp Press

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New Contemporaries 2021: Online Platform

︎ Artist Q&A
︎ September 2021

I was invited to ask six New Contemporaries artists a question about their practice for the 2021 Online Platform. Links to each artist’s page below:
︎: rosa.abbott@gmail.com