Jennifer Meighan & Bassam Al-Sabah Premiere: "I Follow My Millenial Death Lust Wherever It Takes Me."

"I follow my millenial death lust wherever it takes me" is a collaboration between Bassam Al-Sabah and Jennifer Mehigan. Exploring themes of loss, nostalgia, isolation, and the Internet- this animated essay is part of an ongoing conversation between the two Artists.

 

  Jennifer Mehigan (1988, Singapore / Cork) is an artist based in Belfast. Initially trained in graphic design, her work spans multiple platforms, mixing together 3D animation, found objects and images, poetry, textiles, gardening, and installation. She is currently a PhD candidate in Ulster University where her research entangles art-making, botany, love, addiction, Irish lesbian history and queer networks through an anti-colonial lens. 

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Bassam Al-Sabah lives and works in Belfast and Dublin. He gained a BA in Visual Art Practice from Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology in 2016 and was awarded the RHA Graduate Studio Award (2016-2017) and the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Graduate Residency Award (2018-2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Dissolving Beyond The Worm Moon, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan (2019); Illusions of Love Dyed by Sunset, The LAB, Dublin (2018); and The dust carried me into the watchful summer, Eight Gallery, Dublin (2017). Recent group exhibitions include Pallas Periodical Review, Pallas Projects, Dublin; Futures, Series 3, Episode 2, Royal Hibernian Acadamy, Dublin; Syntonic State, Tulca 18, Galway; and Drop Everything, Aras Eanna Arts Centre, Inisheer (all 2018).

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