Niamh Schmidtke, Walkie Talkie to the Waves (Radio Play) and 'X' Mapping

Walkie Talkie to the Waves (Radio Play),15 minutes, audio, 2021
'X' Mapping, 200 x 400 x 30 cm, 3D printed ceramic data sets stained with iron oxide and chrome; 3D printed resin wind turbines, soil, 2021

Niamh’s practice is preoccupied with anthropomorphising elements of our ecologies, voicing inanimate objects, to facilitate conversations between human and the non-human beings they aim to control. She uses fiction to express the social and political complications of ‘being green’, such as through a Walkie Talkie to the Waves (Radio Play) which voice to the Irish Sea. ‘X’ Mapping’, uses C02 data sets from Irish and British national statistics offices to construct a map of the Irish sea’s coastline, combining flat tiles and 3D ceramic printing. Niamh is a visual artist based between Dublin and London with Irish and Swedish heritage. She graduated with a BA hons in Fine Art from Limerick School of Art and Design and an MFA at Goldsmiths.

Instagram: niamhschmidtke


28 September 2021


Art Prize Shortlist 2021