4 March to 17 June 2020
Studio open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays.
Pascal Ungerer is a visual artist originally from West Cork. He works across a wide range of media including, photography, video, painting, sound, text and digital collage, often combining several mediums together.
His art practice is primarily concerned with spatial cultures in the context of place, particularly in relation to peripherality, social history and geo-politics. Much of his work looks at marginal habitats that are obsolete or dysfunctional, and looks at the socio-geographic impact of post- industrial topographies and how they fit into a wider perception of what the constructed or natural landscape is, and the interplay and convergence of these two distinct environments.
This work is an exploration of temporality and decay in the built world and looks at the legacy of obsolescence in postindustrial ruins and how they can form an ‘alternative landscape culture’. He will be developing different aspects of these concerns in the context of West Cork’s socio- geographic place history through out his residency at the Uillinn: West Cork Art Centre. He will be investigating the legacy of mining industries in West Cork as well as other industrial and military infrastructure in the context of how they fit into the landscape of West Cork and the socio- historical and cultural legacies of these industries and the stories behind them.
Tuesday 31 March │ 1.30 pm
Pascal Ungerer presents Marginal Habitats, a discussion on his work and art practice in the context of the exhibitions Land Walks Land Talks Land Marks by William Bock and Committed to Falling by Gabhann Dunne.
Due to the closure of Uillinn on 12 March 2020 due to COVID-19 Pascal pre-recorded his presentation. See video below.
Pascal Ungerer graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from the prestigious Goldsmiths University London in 2018. He has exhibited and screened his work throughout Europe, most recently at Roman Road Gallery London, LOOP Festival Barcelona, Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery and the CICA Museum Korea in 2019. He has been shortlisted for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Solo Award and the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize. He is the recipient of the Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre / Cork County Council Residency Award 2020.
Pascal Ungerer is in receipt of a Cork City Council Artist Bursary Award towards making new work and developing his practice over the next twelve months.Image: Altered States, 2019, 100cm x 66cm, Mixed Media and Oil on Somerset Paper Mounted on Dibond
Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre's Artist Residency Programme is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.