Joseph Duffy

‘Fractures’, Video Projection, Installation, 2013.

A playful installation that evokes a sense of escape through the obliteration of architectural forms and volcanic aftermath. Apocalyptic dread is layered into notions of paradise and utopian futures via a continual cyclical narrative of disasters unfolding and surfaces scarred with the traces and marks of exit, as the sites of a great evacuation.

Bio: Joe Duffy’s practice considers our relationship to places, sites and locations, territories that hold memories and events, historical narratives. He investigates the urban and the natural, the ruined landscape from manmade to ecological disasters and apocalyptic narratives as metaphors for social and economic issues. Themes of migration and diaspora and connections to place are considered as journeys and mapping with processes of artist moving image, photography, installation, gps mark making and animation.