Fantasy Farming is an installation of artworks that continue the artist’s interests in the tensions and insecurities that emerge between the rural Irish life of the artist’s own family background, and the personal and professional desires of a networked international art world. Fantasy Farming includes two large-scale ‘hay shed’ enclosures that are accompanied by a two-way audio that features the artist’s own meandering commentary and self-doubting observation that guides viewers through the drawing works displayed on the perimeter walls.
A Platform Commission for the 39th EVA International.
Laura Fitzgerald is an artist that creates woven narratives of personal and political reflection in video, drawing, and text, often referencing the artist’s own rural background and general anxieties of international artistic professionalism. Fitzgerald lives and works in Dublin and Kerry. Recent exhibitions include: RHA Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2018); Between Structure and Agency + Saoirse Wall, LUX Touring Programme, various venues, UK (2018); Art Works, VISUAL, Carlow, selected by Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Orla Barry and Seán Kissane (2018); Lucian’s Neighbours, IMMA, Dublin (2018), curated by Janice Hough.