The Molesworth Gallery
 

Nicky Larkin

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Nicky Larkin ~ Pripyat ~ video still ~ running time: 15 minutes

 

Nicky Larkin's practice blurs the boundaries between video art, documentary and experimental film. His two most recent pieces are Pripyat and 72 hours in Camden. Pripyat is an experimental short funded by the Irish Arts Council, shot in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and was selected for the European Media Art Festival 2008 in Osnabruck, Germany. It draws the viewer into the vast empty city of Pripyat, which was once home to 50,000 people but was evacuated in 1986 after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and has remained empty since. Pripyat examines the relationship between time nature and culture in a city that will never be lived in again.

72 hours in Camden is a split-screen trip through the vibrant streets of one of London's most famous boroughs, following two aspiring rappers over the course of along weekend, challenging our predisposed notions of artistic expression and the different forms it can take.

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Nicky Larkin ~ Pripyat ~ video still ~ running time: 15 minutes

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education:

Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, London (2007) - graduated with First Class Honours

BA Fine Art, Galway Art College (2002-2006) - graduated with First Class Honours, awarded Student of the Year

Previous Exhibitions:

2009 - Pots & Kettles, The Molesworth Gallery

2008 - The European Media Art Festival, Osnabruck, Germany

2008 - Future Shorts Ireland, Dublin

2007 - Another Roadside Attraction, Shoreditch, London

2007 - (e)merge, Galway Arts Centre

2007 - Free Association, Chelsea Triangle Space, London

2006 - Flux Video and Live Art Festival, Clonakilty

2006 - ev+a 2006, Limerick

2005 - Short film Daytime T.V. screened as part of the Galway Film Festival

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Nicky Larkin ~ Pripyat ~ video still ~ running time: 15 minutes

 

Awards & Bursaries:

Irish Arts Council, Travel & Mobility Award (Chernobyl project)

Irish Arts Council, Bursary Award

Offaly County Council, Visual Artist Bursary

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Nicky Larkin ~ Pripyat ~ video still ~ running time: 15 minutes

 

 

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