Michael Durand

Blacker Than Any Blindness

This solo exhibition of new work by artist Michael Durand employs elements of the natural world as a means to engage and communicate a personal - and universal - experience of a fundamental part of human existence.

Blacker Than Any Blindness takes an allegorical approach to reflect on grief and loss all too familiar companions, here envisaged in stark imagery presented through moving image and large-scale photographic work. Through layering images and introducing ambient sound, the work is a mediation on the disorientation and turmoil of loss.

Read Siobhán Enright's exhibition essay HERE

Read Erika Doyle's response to the exhibition HERE

About Michael Durand

Michael Durand is a graduate of the Institute of Art Design and Technology, and works primarily in photography. His images have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in national and international spaces including Gallery of Photography (Dublin), the National Portrait Gallery (London) and City Hall Saint Johns (Newfoundland). He has produced commissioned works for the EU Council of Ministers’ Brussels, the European Central Bank Frankfurt, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Waterford Healing Arts Trust, among others.

Michael’s work has often been published as limited-edition books and catalogues. His artwork is held in private and public collections in Ireland, Europe, and America including The National Photographic Archive Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, Musée Nice France, St. John’s Municipal Collection Newfoundland and MoMA New York (artist book archive). Michael has over fifteen years’ experience lecturing in the photographic field between NCAD, IADT, DIT, WIT and Griffith College.