Joseph Young Artist in Residence


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Killruddery: Listening to the Archive
Joseph Young is our current Artist-In-Residence and will be focusing his time on a project that takes the archives, architecture and grounds of Killruddery as its starting point to uncover unheard and forgotten stories of Anglo-Irish social histories. Joseph will seek to creatively inhabit the historic Meath family archives, identifying key texts, sounds and images to produce a parallel, contemporary sonic archive using 3D audio techniques.This is part of a practice based IRC EPS PHD, at the Inclusive Design Research Centre of Ireland at UCD, and SMARTlab supervised by Professor Lizbeth Goodman and funded and supported by the Irish Research Council and the Artist in Residence programme at Killruddery.


To mark World Listening Day 2019 Joseph has recorded a performance of Dean Rosenthal’s Stones/Water/Time/Breath by the fountain at Killruddery available to listen to here

Joseph is an artist living and working in Brighton (UK) and Berlin. A specialist in binaura l recording techniques, his sound diptych The Missing Paintings is held in the permanent collection of Towner Art Gallery (UK). A digital edition of Young’s sound and performance installation The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing was acquired by the Estorick Collection London, where a 10-year retrospective of his Neo Futurist Collective artist group, Make Futurism Great Again was held in 2018. Recent exhibitions and commissions include A field in England, Leicester De Montfort University (2018), Handmade/Automation, British Ceramics Biennial (2017), Singing the Castle to life, Lewes Castle (2017), In A Shetland Landscape, Shetland Museum & Archives (2016), What is the sound of protest? Errant Bodies Berlin (2015), Revolution #10, House of Commons (2015), The Garden Manifesto, Seoul Museum of Art (2014), Orchestra of Ringtones, Jerwood Hastings (2013), Listening Ears, Tate Britain (2012), ReAwakening of A City, Wall St. NYC (2008).

He is also an activist for visual artists’ rights, both as a member of a-n’s Artists Council and as the founder of @artsforeu. A regular speaker at international conferences on artists’ livelihoods, he was an invited panelist for the Goethe Institute’s 2018-19 online debate, “How political should artists be today?”.

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