European Heritage Days

Vivienne Dick

Excluded by the Nature of Things

Vivienne Dick

Art film-maker Vivienne Dick's pioneering and highly personal work is indebted to her formative years in the 1970s New York, underground punk scene. This retrospective at the CCI will be inaugurated by the American photographer Nan Goldin; both artists were amongst the most successful exponents of the “No Wave” movement. In Dick's case, this involved a radical exploration of gender politics and predominant use of Super 8mm film.

The return to her native Ireland has led to an interrogation of the themes of landscape and exile - both central to the Irish psyche. In her most recent work, The Irreducible Difference of the Other which will be premiered at the CCI, Dick returns to one of her central themes - the inherent otherness of female subjectivity.  

Vivienne Dick’s work has been screened widely including at the Centre Pompidou, Tate Britain, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Biennale and her work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, Anthology Archives and The Irish Film Institute.

Curator: Luke Dodd, journalist and art critic

The exhibition will be open for extended hours during the European Heritage Days