These get-togethers are one hour talks between artists, researcher, curators, policy makers and philosophers. Informal and informative, we have five events in the first series this spring
Jessica Kelly lives in Mohill. The Waiting Room is an experimental salon series hosted by artist Jessica at the old railway station in Mohill. She works primarily with moving image. Collaboration and discourse are frequent features of her practice, and she also uses text and performance. She is interested in the spectral image, commemoration and after-death existences.
Kelly graduated from Fine Art Media at the National College of Art & Design (Ireland) in 2007 and from 2009-10 was a resident artist of Daghdha Dance Company, Limerick. In 2011 she moved to Belgium and in 2014 completed her Masters in Fine Art Multimedia at KASK School of Arts, Ghent. She currently lives and works in rural Leitrim, in the west of Ireland.
David Berman is a retired Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, Dublin. His books include A History of Atheism in Britain, Routledge 1990, George Berkeley: Idealism and the Man, OUP 1994 and Berkeley: Experimental
Philosophy, Phoenix Books 1997. More recently, he has done fascinating work on ideas and beliefs about the after-life, as well as developing a philosophy of coffee.