Janine Davidson is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Dublin. Having recently completed a Masters researching the archaeology of optical devices, Davidson's visual concerns are perception, its fluidity and the construction of images.
Creating new imagery by reworking her still and moving film material, Two-Way, 2013 explores perspective and convergence. Davidson incorporates everyday physical structures found in the manmade environment that both simultaneously obstruct and direct the viewers gaze. Disrupting and distracting, the periphery object that hinders the view often is as relevant as the main focus. These obstacles and gaps produce a dual and contradictory visual narrative in Davidson's projected installations. Used at the time of filming or post production, Davidson's barriers and apertures cause a perceptive disparity altering the viewers experience.
In 2013 Davidson completed residencies at the Firestation Artists Studios, Dublin, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Digital Arts Studios, Belfast and Belfast Exposed., Previous residencies have included Johannesburg and Nice. Forthcoming shows include Fabric at Platform Arts, Belfast, Access all Areas, IMMA, Dublin, Ouroborus at Occupy Space, Limerick and Strange Loop at Tactic, Cork in 2014. Davidson's work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Johannesburg, New York, Nice, Stockholm and extensively throughout Ireland.