The practice of the artist Amanda Rice addresses a variety of issues related to humanity’s impact on Earth’s ecosystems. Rice operates across moving image and sculpture. She has been exploring questions of geological nature with respect to two interrelated mechanics of capitalism: extraction and overproduction.
This exhibition brings together two films in the form of essays. Rice uses storytelling devices to mix fact and personal impressions in narratives that oscillate between history lessons and advertising. She considers themes of matter, industry, energy and colonialism.
About the Artist
Amanda Rice (born in 1985 in Ireland) is an artist based in London. She holds an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, and a BA from the Crawford College of Art and Design, Munster Technological University, Cork. Selected solo and two-person shows include Platform Arts, Belfast; 126 Gallery, Galway; and Ballina Arts Centre, County Mayo. Selected group shows include The Glucksman, Cork; VISUAL, Carlow; Rua Red, Dublin; and the 2016 edition of EVA International. She is a recipient of the Arts Council Next Generation Award.
Image credit: Amanda Rice, No One Can Ever Embargo the Sun (still), 2020. Courtesy the artist, London.
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