Ciaran Begley (NZ)
Born 1976, Honolulu, U.S.
Lives and works Melbourne, Australia
Ciaran Begley was born in Hawaii, raised in New Zealand and lives in Melbourne. Having exhibited in the UK, New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne; Begley’s installational works explore physical forces such as gravity, light and heat to explore physical experiences that cling to aesthetic concerns.
For Encounter in a Dark Room Ciaran Begley is presenting a series of lens-based interventions. Begley’s work uses lenses to focus the light from lightbulbs to generate images of themselves in real time. Presenting these works in a gallery environment aims to alter perceptions of light as a mechanism for psychological transformation.