Bite The Hand That Feeds You — PhotoIreland Festival 2021

There is power in how we feed ourselves, with food being the cornerstone of cultures, ideologies, and principles. Eating or not eating can be an act of protest, feeding or not feeding — an act of control; food brings people together and pushes them apart. Through the presentation of current work and commissions, PhotoIreland Festival brought to local and international audiences selected artists exploring this contentious, yet every day, topic.

For the month of July, PhotoIreland Festival presented traditional and contemporary lens-based practices, alongside film and performance, serving a cornucopia of engaging and relevant material — with many works never seen before in Ireland — through exhibitions, talks, and an online cooking channel: Critical Recipes.

PhotoIreland Festival is a project by PhotoIreland. Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, The Office of Public Works, The Alliance Française Dublin, Frame Finland, Mondriaan Funds, Project Arts Centre, AEMI, GUP, Aesthetica, OVER Journal and the RTE Supporting the Arts Scheme.

The main festival image is a work by Ksenia Yurkova, and the video presented in this page is CRITICAL RECIPES n.1, directed and written by Jennie Moran, with Dance Artist Aoibhinn O'Dea, and Camera and Editing by Cian Brennan.