Conor Coady investigates the origins of the idea of bodily autonomy while looking at the rural landscape and queerness as his context. His work sets about to draw connections between these two conflicting themes with regards to cultural oppression while investigating how confining these cultural binaries can be with regards to physicality for certain affected individuals. Conor has also previously explored suppressed femininity in men, hyper-femininity in men, and de-constructing traditional masculinities.
As a performance artist, his method includes the use of his body as a tool to mine and explore his conceptual concerns while developing his visual language through gesture and improvised movement. Conor seeks to instigate a subversion of cultural oppression by combining the body with chosen props and materials. He intends to create a space in which these subjects can be examined and realised.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Don’t forget to bring your lunch!
Conor Coady is an Irish visual artist from Kilkenny. He has been based in Limerick since 2014 when he began his studies in Sculpture and Combined Media at Limerick School of Art and Design. Conor is currently preparing for his graduate show. He has featured in group exhibitions in Ireland. His practice incorporates performance, video, sculptural installation and photography.
New to the Workspace Social?
The Workspace Social is a weekly event developed as an alternative format for artists’ talks and networking. Every Thursday, a local or visiting artist is invited to join us for lunch: to discuss a recent project, to share new research or to propose an activity. Participants are welcome to bring along their lunch and to eat with the artist.
The Workspace Social is programmed by Ciaran Nash for Spring-Summer 2018.