Breda Lynch: If You’re Not Scared, The Atomic Bomb is Not Interesting
Breda Lynch is visual artist working in a variety of media, including drawing, photography, print and digital media, video and installation. She engages with dialogues and discourses on – queer feminisms, the western mystery tradition and Occulture, appropriation and the economy of the image.
The artworks presented in the Source Gallery are from a larger body of cyanotype / digital work titled Fragments of a Lost Civilisation, which is ongoing in its production since 2015.
Lynch, engages with methodologies and approaches that respond to the history of mechanical reproduction, digital reproduction online, the persistent circulation of images in the public domain, all the while querying our relationship with the image, its consumption, distribution, reproduction, value, ownership and forcing (re)considerations of authenticity within art. As well as engaging with strategies of ‘detournement’ and culture jamming.
The art practice reflects on the impact of the mass reproduction of images from a variety of sources, the effects of wider viewership, fluid notions of the print medium, the intersection between analogue and digital, and the transformation of the modern concepts of arts and museums thereof.
The art exhibition at Source presents an installation of print-work and more that distills these ideas and explores the circulation of the image and fluidity of meaning.
The Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, 2 to 5pm on Saturday and from 7pm when there is an evening performance.