Eloquent Proof is a play on the term ‘elegant proof’ used during a dialogue between Lynch and a research mathematician. From this Lynch saw the resemblance between how a mathematician and an artist describe their research practices, both driven by curiosity to find outcomes. The term ‘elegant proof’ describes a novel and refined resolving of an exact mathematical problem, while Lynch’s play on words allude to something searching, uncertain yet communicative.
Where a mathematician looks for a one true unyielding outcome, Lynch approaches her work with the question ‘What could a photograph that I make here do?’. Lynch brings the viewer into a photographic enquiry of space and time, presenting a question with the photographic evidence of her bodily engagement with place. It is an exploration of her experience of designed space, rather than an account of the various sites. Using medium and large format film cameras, her interest lies in these particular methodologies as mechanisms of vision.
Eloquent Proof consists of work made at Maison de Verre while on residency at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, The Camargo Foundation, Cassis where she was a Fellow and visited E.1027, Roquebrune Cap Martin, Villa Noailles, Hyères, and Carrière Sarragan, Baux de Provence.
About the Artist
Roseanne Lynch is a visual artist who lives and works in Cork, Ireland. She is currently on a 2-year artist-in-residency at Cork Centre for Architectural Education (CCAE).
She is a lecturer at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork and CCAE. Roseanne is represented by Nag gallery, Dublin.
About the Series
Selected by an international panel of 23 professionals, New Irish Works brings you a selection of 20 projects and 20 photographers representing the diverse range of practices coming from Ireland. New Irish Works 2016 is a year long project of 10 presentations and 20 publications that aims to highlight the great moment Irish Photography is experiencing.
About the Publisher
Founded in 2009, PhotoIreland was conceived as an organisation that would stimulate a dialogue around Photography in Ireland by developing a varied array of initiatives and events with a strong participative approach.