Dr. Maeve Connolly
I co-direct the MA in Art + Research Collaboration (with Dr Sinead Hogan), contributing to a range of practical and theory-based modules. I also teach on the BA in Art, contributing to modules in year 3 and year 4.
My publications include two books, both published by Intellect. TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television (2014) examines how television has been imagined, critiqued and memorialised by artists. The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (2009) explores aspects of the cinematic turn in contemporary art since the 1990s.
|(Book chapter, published in German translation) ‘Gillian Wearings delegierte Performer. Schauspieler, Trinker und soziale Körper’, in Ortsbestimmungen: Das Dokumentarische zwischen Kino und Kunst, edited by Eva Hohenberger and Katrin Mundt, Berlin: Vorwerk 8||2016|
|(Book chapter) ‘Trailer Time: Cinematic Expectations and Contemporary Art’, Exhibiting the Moving Image: History Revisited, edited by François Bovier and Adeena Mey, Zurich: JRP Ringier. 130–153.||2015|
|(Book chapter), ‘The Museum as TV Producer: Televisual Form in Curating, Commissioning and Public Programming’, International Handbooks of Museum Studies: Volume 3: Museum Media, edited by Michelle Henning, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 121–143||2015|
|(Catalogue essay) ‘Architectures of Improvement’, Primal Architecture, Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art: 10-12||2015|
|(Book) TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television, Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Books||2014|
As part of my research, I frequently curate screenings of contemporary artists' film and video, often working in collaboration with other programmers and curators.
|Infrastructural Objects, Screening of artists’ film and video at Bluecoat, Liverpool, October 28, 2015. Screening of films by Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Sarah Browne, (co-curated with Alice Butler) Irish Film Institute, Dublin||2015|
|Screening programmes titled ‘Broadcast Collaboration’ and ‘The Television Studio’, TV as Material, (co-curated with George Clark), Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London||2014|
|TV Museum – The Mini-Series, four-part programme of TV-themed lectures and screenings curated for the gallery at Project Arts Centre, Dublin, April-October||2014|
My research consists primarily of case study analyses of art and media cultures, economies, infrastructures and practices. Current (2016) research interests include infrastructural aesthetics in art; television as a commissioning and production context for art; comparative analysis of art and film/TV work practices (particularly in relation to cinematography and acting); comparative study of Irish and Scottish artists' moving image. My research is disseminated via academic publications, curated public discussions and screenings.
- I am currently developing a new research project, provisionally titled Superhighway, which examines how artists have engaged with radical transformations in infrastructures and technologies of circulation, involving bodies, data and objects.
- I contributed (in 2011-2012) to the project Theory + History of Cinematographic Objects, led by Dr Volker Pantenburg, Bauhaus University Weimar.
- My PhD research project (2000-2004) at Dublin City University, titled An Archaeology of Irish Cinema: Ireland’s Subaltern, Migrant and Feminist Film Cultures (1973-87), was funded by a Government of Ireland Scholarship.
|‘Art, Television and Invisible Internet Infrastructure’, Expanded Television, University of Cologne, Jan 14-15||2016|
|‘Mined and Mediated Bodies: Acting in Artists’ Film’, Artists’ Moving Image Practice in Britain: From 1990 to Today, Whitechapel Gallery, London, Nov 6-7||2015|
|‘Televisual Form, Media Infrastructure and the Museum as Repository’, Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, October 22-24||2015|
|‘Smartphones, Sampling and Multi-tasking: Observing and Choreographing Women’s Work’, Console-ing Passions: Rebooting Feminism, Dublin, June 18-20||2015|
|‘Storage, Transport and Loss: Digital Technology and Artists’ Film’, Lunch Bytes Conference, organised by Goethe-Institut at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, March 20-21||2015|
Awards + Achievements
|Spatial Arts and Visualisation Seed Fund award for 'Visualization, media, digital humanities and preservation: Developing curation ready projects'. The proposal was led by Dr Amber Cushing, School of Information and Library Studies, UCD||2015|
|Research Fellowship, International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany||2011–2012|
|Irish Arts Council Project Award for publication project TV Museum||2011|
|Institute of Art, Design + Technology Innovation Seed Fund for The Place of Artists’ Cinema publication project||2007|
|Irish Arts Council Bursary for The Place of Artists’ Cinema publication project||2006|