Feeder is a research-based installation about landscape, farming, food production and the sustainable use of natural resources. In response to the exhibition A Growing Enquiry, O’Mahony created a reading room that offers books, texts and pamphlets on food, land, art, landscape, nature, philosophy and ecology as faint sounds of the countryside softly haunt the space. She deploys agricultural devices to house the library – feeding troughs and incubation lights evoke the practical nature of farming and create a wonderful metaphor on how it fuels both our bodily requirements and our imaginations.
A stack of free A1 posters is available for the public to remove. The posters include selected quotes on the themes of landscape, farming, food production and the sustainable use of natural resources, all extracted from books and publications which are available for visitors to read in the gallery.
A QR code link leads to the Feeder book list, or can be downloaded here: FEEDER_Research_Resources_Placeholder.
RHA Gallery, Dublin February 18 – March 27 2022