We are delighted to host the wonderful library of FEEDER, part of the research-based installation about landscape, farming, food production and the sustainable use of natural resources that Irish artist Deirdre O’Mahony created in 2022 at the RHA Gallery in Dublin in response to the exhibition "A Growing Enquiry."
A feeding trough reminds us of the practical nature of farming and creates a metaphor on how the books, texts and pamphlets on food, land, art, landscape, nature, philosophy, and ecology fuel both our bodies and imaginations.
In this rendition of FEEDER, the trough contains various man-made and natural objects particular to this farm, gathered over the years by the family. It aims to give a taste of the history of this specific land and the humans and other living things that inhabit it.
There are limited A1 posters available for the public to take home. Such posters include selected quotes on the themes of landscape, farming, food production and the sustainable use of natural resources, all extracted from books and publications which are part of this library.
The library includes 200 plus publications, from the revered "The Farming Ladder" by George Henderson, Simon Schama's "Landscape & Memory" or "Entangled Life" by Merlin Sheldrake amongst many other, to several volumnes on history, politics of food, art and ecology, etc., and pamphlets from art exhibitions, including some by Marc Fischer, Orla Barry, Deirdre O'Mahony and other artists. (Full list at the bottom of this post.)
The FEEDER library is open for on-site consultation to artists, researchers, and the general public by appointment only.
We will also make available Blackbird's selection of books relevant to these subjects.
We are most grateful to artist Deirdre O'Mahony for trusting us with this treasure and are looking forward to welcoming all who are interested.
Deirdre O’Mahony is a visual artist whose practice is informed by a deep interest in rural sustainability, farming, food security and rural/urban relationships. For more than two decades she has investigated the political ecology of rural places through public engagement, archival and moving image installation, critical writing and cultural production. Exhibitions and projects in 2021 include Little did they know, EVA Biennale Guest Programme curated by Merve Elvern, Cooking Channel: Critical Recipes for PhotoIreland 2021, Sustainment Experiments: The PLOT at VISUAL Carlow, and a publication, BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, with ACA Public. Other projects include X-PO, a former rural post-office in the west of Ireland revived as a social space that has since been recognised as an exceptional socially engaged artwork and SPUD 2009 – 2019, developed through collaborative public events to facilitate discourse on agricultural issues and tacit knowledge. SPUD included The Persistent Return, a moving image installation at VISUAL Carlow that toured to the European Capital of Culture Leeuwarden (2018). Recent awards include Visual Arts Bursary (2021) Arts Council of Ireland, Fire Station Artist Studios’ Sculpture Award (2021), the Kilkenny Arts Office Residency Award at Centre Culturel Irlandais (2020), the Irish American Cultural Institute O’Malley Award (2018), the Wellcome Trust Livestock residency at the Museum of English Rural Life (2017) and an international Pollock-Krasner Award (1995). She has been selected for residencies at Centre Culturel Irlandais, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Leitrim Sculpture Centre, Museum of English Rural Life, UK, and Askeaton Contemporary Arts. Academic qualifications include a BA (Fine Art) St Martins School of Art, London (1979), MRes. Crawford College Cork, CIT, (2005) and PhD from the University of Brighton (2012).
FEEDER - List of Books _Please note that some books -they appear with a blank space before the name- are not available, as the artist is currently using them for research,thank you. _
(Unknown) (Card) Robert Mapplethorpe – Black and White Photographs 1971-1975 Aalen, F.H.A. 7 M. Stout Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape Cork UP 1997 Andrews, Max (Ed.) Land Art – A Cultural Ecology Handbook archivejournal.com (Broadsheet) Archive journal (9) Arensberg, Conrad, and Solon Kimball Family and Community in Ireland Clasp Press 2002 Arkhipov, Vladimir Functioning Forms Ireland Clare County Arts 2007 Askeaton Contemporary Arts (Booklet) ACA Public (Summer 2016) Asselin, Mathieu (Broadsheet) Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation Asselin, Mathieu Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation Actes Sud 2017 Barber, Dan, The Third Plate; Field Notes on the Future of Food Abacus 2014 Barbican Art Gallery Radical Nature Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet Koening Books 2009 Barry, Orla Shaved Rapunzel, Scherezade… Artist Pub. 2019 _Berardi, Franco Biffo And: Phenomenology of the End Semiotext (E)/ Foreign Agents 2015_ Berger & Vasseur eds., Arcadia Revisited 1997 Berry, Wendell Bring It to the Table Counterpoint 2009 _Bevis, John Aaaaw to Zzzzd:the Words of Birds- North America, Britain, and Northern Europe MIT Press _ Blanc, Natalie & Benish, B. Form, Art and the Environment Routledge 2017 _Bloom, Brett Break Down Workbook #1 - Questions for Evaluating Art that concerns Itself with Ecology Breakdown Press 2016_ Bloom, Brett Sonic Meditations Half Letter Press 2016 Bloom, Brett Sonic Meditation: Listening to the Ending of Fossil-Fuel-Based-Civilzation Half Letter Press 2020 Bloom, Brett Stories from the Petroleum Time-Spce Continuum: Two Ponds Half Letter Press 2020 Bloomers Bloomers Magazine Issue 7 – Ring Out Wild Bells Boeschenstein N, Garrett-Davis J, Saxton R & Stoltz K (Eds.) An Equine Anthology (02) _Bonami, F., et al, Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist's Eye MCA Chicago 2005_ Borodale, Sean Inmates Cape Poetry 2020 breakdownbreakdown.net Break Down – Questions for evaluating art that concerns itself with ecology (Workbook 1) Burnett, Elizabeth-Jane The Grassling Penguin 2019 Butler, Hubert The Appleman and the Poet Liliput Press 2014 Callan Workhouse Union (Pamphlet) Workhouse Guild _Cameron, John The Gaelic Names of Plants Alpha Editions 2019_ _Carlow VM & ISU (Eds.) Ruralism: the Future of Villages and Small Towns in an Urbanizing World Jovis 2017_ Centre for Genomic Gastronomy FoodPhreaking – What is In Vitro Meat? (02) Centre for Genomic Gastronomy Foof Phreaking (01) Centre for Land Use Interpretation Overlook Metropolis Books 2006 Collins T & Goto Reiko Deep Mapping Lough Boora Sculpture Park Collins Tim & Goto Reiko Plain Air The Breath of Trees Artist Pub. 2019 _Collins, James F. Quickening the Earth: Soil Mining and Mending in Ireland UCD Sch. Biology 2008_ Connolly, Carol Anne An Sanasán Uisce/ The Water Glossary Tulca 2015 Cooking Sections The Empire Remains Shop Columbia U.P. 2018 Corcoran, Deborah Positioning Artist Book 2021 Cosgrave D. & Daniels S. eds. The Iconography of Landscape Cambridge U. P. 1988 Coulthard, Glen Sean Red Skin, White Masks Minnesota University Press Coulthard, Sally A Short History of the World According to Sheep Head of Zeus 2020 Crouch D & Lübbren N (Eds.) Visual Culture and Tourism _Crowley, Ethel Your Place or Mine? Community and Belonging in 21C Ireland Orpen Press 2013_ Crowley, Ethel Land Matters: Power Struggles in Rural Ireland Lilliput Press 2016 _Curtis, Tom & Paul Whelan The Wild Food Plants of Ireland Dept Ag./ Orla Kelly _Daly, W. Horrigan, M & Lynch, S. ACA Public A.C.A. Public 2016_ _Dark Mountain Issue 12: Sanctum The Dark Mountain Project 2017_ _Dark Mountain Issue 13 The Dark Mountain Project 2018__ Dean T & Millar J Artworks – Place Delfina Foundation Politics of Food Sternberg Press 2019 Demos, T.J. Decolonising Nature M.I.T. 2016 _Demos, T.J. Against the Anthropocene Visual Culture and Environment Today Sternberg Press 2017_ Dorrian, Mark and Gillian Rose Deterritotialisations … Revisioning Landscapes and Politics Black Dog Publishing 2003 Doyle, Patrick Civilising Rural Ireland Manchester U.P. 2020 Dublin Shell to Sea Liquid Assets Ireland's Oil and Gas Resources… Elveren, Merve (Ed.) Little Did They Know European Commission Soil Atlas Of Europe Ewilson Foster, John (Ed.) Nature in Ireland Fagen, Graham Botanica Grizedale Books 2002 Farle, Rebecca Feeding the People: The Politics of the Potato Cambridge U. P. feastjournal.co.uk (Pamphlet) Feast 2023 – Edible Blossoms & Flowers (incl. Loose leaflets) Federichi, Sylvia Caliban and the Witch Autonomedia 2014 Feenstra, Wapke Images of Farming Ja Sam 2011 Fischer, Marc The Meal-Based Artist Residency Program Half Letter Press Fisher, M.F. K. How to Cook a Wolf Daunt Books 2020 (1942) Fitzgerald, Laura The Restless Bogman Crawford Gallery 2021 Fitzpatrick, E. and J. Kelly Food and Drink in Ireland RIA 2016 Flanagan, Tom and Mega Morely Aughty Artist Pub. 2014 Flannery, Tim Atmosphere of Hope Forbes, Kevin Allotment Gardening _Fortune, Bonnie and Brett Bloom Deep Map: Prinzessinnengarten Kreuzberf 2019-2128 Half Letter Press _ Franceschini A & Tucker D Farm Together Now Genomic Gastronomy To Die For Glissant, Édouard Poetic Intention Grant S & Spray R (Booklet) From Gardens Where We Feel Secure Grant, Bill & Paul Harris The Grizedale Experience Cannongate Press 1991 Grizedale Arts Adding Completxity to Confusion Grizedale Arts _Guatarri & Rolnik Molecular Revolution in Brazil Semiotext (E) 2008 Guatarri, Felix The Three Ecologies Athlone 2000_ _Guatarri, Felix Soft Subversions Semiotext (E) 2009_ Handwerker M, Garrett-Davis J, Sauter C & Saxton R (Eds.) Future Rural Archive Hanwerker M & Saxton R (Eds.) Country Hits Haraway, Donna When Species Meet Minnesota University Press 2008 Hesser, Amanda Eat, Memory WW Norton 2009 _Hildeyard, Daisy The Second Body Fitzcarraldo Editions _ Hine D & Wheeler S (Eds.) Dark Mountain (12) Hooks, Bell Belonging: A Culture of Place Taylor & Francis 2008 Horrigan, Michele (Booklet) Stigma Damages _Horrigan, Michele Undercover: A Dialect A.C.A. Public _ Horrigan, Michele (Curator) (Booklet) Undercover – A Dialect Hussey, Mark (Booklet) 'I'd Make It Penal', the Rural Preservation Movement in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts Hutchinson, John Countercultures, Communities and Indra's Net A.C.A. Public ICOMAS Other Stories: Cultural Heritage and Society ICOMAS J.B. Jackson Discovering the Vernacular Landscape Yale U.P. 1986 J.B. Jackson A Sense of Place, a Sense of Time Yale U.P. 1996 Jackson, Wes & Berry, Wendell New Roots for Agriculture (Farming and Ranching) Bison 1985 Jane (Card) Dermot Blount 3rd March 2021 Jones, Tom In Between: The Diary of a Farmer and Citizen Tom Jones 2019 Kadan Khomenko, Belorusets In the Face of War – Ukraine 2022 Kaminska, Kasia et al (Booklet) Fialí Fiáin Bhaile Munna / Wild Weeds of Ballymun _Kasia Kamiska Fiailí Fiáin Bhaile Munna Artist Pub. 2022_ Kastner, J & Wallis, B Land and Environmental Art Phaidon 2010 Kearney, Brenda (Pamphlet) Kelly, Fergus Early Irish Farming _Kennedy, Gareth Post Colony groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art Artist Pub. 2016_ Keogh, Ryamond Cattleman Sommerville Press 2012 _Kester, Grant et al Contemporary Art Carnegie Mellon 2005_ Kimmerer, Robin Wall Braiding Sweet Grass Penguin 2020 Klein & Watson eds., The Handbook of Foord and Antropology Bloomsbury 2019 Kolbert, Elizabeth Under a White Sky Bodly Head Kolowratnik, Nina Valerie The Language of Secret Proof Kolowratnik, Nina Valerie Language of Secret Proof Sternberg Press König, Annabel Memory Map (3)Artist Pub. 2019 Kristensen, B. & Noer Grasslands Public Art Catalogue 2020 Lang, James Notes of a Potato Watcher Larson & Johnson Being Together in Place: Indigenous Coexistence in a More than Human World U Minnesota Press 2017 _Latour, Bruno Down to Earth Politics in the New Climatic Regime Polity Press _ LeGuin Ursula K. The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction Ignota Books 2019 Lennihan, Eddie Meeting the Other Crowd Gill 2003 lifeanthyme.com (Broadsheet) Life & Thyme Post (9) _Lippard, Lucy R. On the Beaten Track, Tourism, Art and Place The New Press 1999_ Lippard, Lucy R. Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics and Art in the Changing West The New Press 2014 _Lippard, Lucy R. Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America The New Press 1990_ Lippard, Lucy R. Lure of the Local The New Press 1997 Logan. William Bryant Dirt The Elastic Skin of the Earth W.W. Norton _Lozano, Catalina The Cure A.C.A. Public 2018_ Lynch, Sean Retrieval Unit LCGA 2007 Lynch, Sean Bandits Live Comfortably in the Ruins Flat Time House 2015 Lynch, Sean & Fitzgerald, Tom For the Birds VISUAL Carlow 2005 Mabey, Richard Plants with a Purpose Collins 1977 MacCannell, Dean The Tourist New York: Schocken Books 1976 _MacFarlane, Robert Ynderland Hamish Hamilton 2019_ _MacNeill, Máire The Festival of Lughnasa Comhair Bhéaloideas Éireann, UCD_ _Maleney, Ian Minor Monument Essays Tramp Press 2019_ Malplas, J.E. Place and Experience Cambridge U. P. 1999 Malplas, J.E. ed., The Intelligence of Place, Topographies and Poetics Bloomsbury Press 2015 Marder, Michael Plant Thinking: a Philosophy of Vegetal Life Columbia U.P. 2013 Marshall, Lydie A Passion For Potatoes Maters, N. For the Love of Soil Printable Reality 2019 Mayo County Council, Vaughan J, Woods M et al. Clare Island / This time, this place McCaman, Jay L When Weeds Talk McCartney, Gregory (Curator) Nothing to Look Forward to but the Past McCaughan, Michael The Price of our Souls: Gas Shell and Ireland Afri 2008 MCDonagh, Varley, Shortall A Living Countryside? The Politics of Sustainability in Rural Ireland Ashgate Press 2009 McIntosh, Alastair Soil and Soul People Versus Corporate Power Aurum Press 2001 McKinney, Maria & Dovea Genetics (Pamphlet) shaping the cow of the future Mitchell, Frank Reading the Irish Landscape Country House 1999 Mitchell, William J.T. Landscape and Power University of Chicago Press 2002 Molloy, Nollaig A Confection of Photographs _Moloney, Michael F. Irish ethno-botany and the evolution of medicine in Ireland Alpha Editions 2019/1919_ Murcott, Blasco, Jackoson eds., The Handbook of Food Research Perlego 2013 Nabhan, Gary Paul Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov's Quest to End Famine Island Press Nally, David P. Human Encumberences Political Violence and the Great Irish Famine Cambridge U. P. 2011 Nixon, Rob. Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor Harvard U.P 2013 Norbury, Katherine The Fish Ladder: A Journey Upstream Bloomsbury Press 2015 Norbury, Katherine, ed. Women on Nature O'Ceirin, Cyril & Kit Wild and Free O'Brien Press/Wolf Hill Pubn. 1978/2013 O'Connor, Miriam Tomorrow is Sunday PhotoIreland 2017 O'Fathartigh, Michael Developing Rural Ireland: A History of the Irish Agricultural Advisory Services Worldwell 2021 O'Mahony, Deirdre SPUD Artist Pub. 2019 O'Mahony, Deirdre Between a Rock and a Hard Place A.C.A. Public 2020 _O'Mahony, Deirdre Abandoned Clare Abridged 2011 _ _O'Mahony, Deirdre Local Ground Siamsa Tíre 2008_ O'Mahony, Deirdre (Producer) (Pamphlet) SPUD (2) O'Mahony, Deirdre & Sadhbh Gaston Cerere Teagasc 2018 O'Shea, Kate (Broadsheet) Gravity Express (1) Ohlson, Kristin The Soil will Save Us Rodale 2014 Oppenheimer Dean Andrea & Hursley Timothy Architecture of Decency Princeton Architectural Press Orlow, Uriel Conversing with Leaves Archive Books 2020 _Paper Visual Art Issue 13 FARMING PVA 2021_ Parikka, Jussi The Contemporary Condition Pascoe, Bruce Dark Emu Perry, Colin (Ed.) Art and the Rural Imagination Pinker, Steven Enlightenment Now Pollan, Michael The Botany of Desire Blomsbury Press 2003 Pollan, Michael This is Your Mind On Plants Allen Lane 2014 Pollan, Michael Cooked Allen Lane 2013 Powers, Richard The Overstory Puig Dela Bellacasa, Maria Matters of Care Minnesota University Press 2017 Rage, Raju et al. Recipes for Resistance ORT Gallery 2020 Rebanks, James The Shepard's Life Allen Lane 2015 Robertson E & Smith T (Eds.) Dark Mountain (13) Robinson, Mary Climate Justice Robinson, Tim The View From The Horizon Robinson, Tim Stones of Aran: Pilgramage Penguin 1990 Ryan, Liz Under Starry Skies Sacramento, Nuno et al. Slow Protoype Scottish Sculpture Workshop Saladino, Dan Eating to Extinction Jonathan Cape 2021 Salaman, Radcliffe The History and Social Influence of the Potato Cambridge U. P. 1948/1985 _Sanchez, Christine Silva Silviculture Foret/Dept Agriculture _ _Saxton R, An Equine Anthology Jap Sam Books _ _Saxton Richard ed. A Decade of Coutry Hits Jap Sam Books _ _Saxton Richard, Margo Handwerker, Josh Garret-Davis, Chris Sauter Future Rural Archive Jap Sam Books _ Schama, Simon Landscape and Memory Fontana Press 1997 Scott & Swenson Critical Landscapes. Art, Space Politics California U.P. Scott, James C. Against the Grain Yale U.P. 2017 _Scott, James C. Two Cheers for Anarchism Princeton 2012_ seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (10) seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (11) seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (7) seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (9) seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (Autumn 2013) seedbroadcast.org (Broadsheet) Seed Broadcast (Spring 2014) Shedrake, Merlin Entangled Life The Bodley Head 2020 Shiel, Michael The Quiet Revolution: the Electrification of Rural Ireland O'Brien Press 2003 Siggins, Lorna Once Upon a Time in the West Transworld Ireland 2010 Simard, Suzanne Finding the Mother Tree Allen Lane 2021 Sloper, Kate Post Growth Living for an Alternative Hedonism Verso 2020 Sloterdijk, Peter The Art of Philosophy Sloterdijk, Peter You Must Change your Life Polity Press 2013 Sonjasdotter, Asa Peace with the Earth Tracing Agricultural Memory Archive Books Soyer, Alexis The Chef At War Stead, Adam Bovine The Dairy Lexicon Arist Book 2017 Stringer, Ben ed. Rurality Reimagined ORO Editions 2018 Stuart Hyatt Studio Brush Master – Deeply Rooted Symons Meals Matter, a Radical Economy through Gastronomy Columbia U.P. 2020 Tate Britain Turner Prize 18 Teagasc Irish Dairying: Delivering Sustainability Teagasc 2021 _The Centre for Genomic Gastronomy Food Phreaking, Issue 1 Artist Pub. _ _The Centre for Genomic Gastronomy Food Phreaking, Issue 2 Artist Pub. _ Tsing, Anna The Mushroom at the End of the World Princeton University Press 2018 Tsing, et al, eds. Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Minnesota University Press 2017 Tufnell, Ben In Land Writings around Land Art and its Legacies Zero Books 2019 Van Horn, Erica (Booklet) Living Locally (31) Van Horn, Erica (Booklet) Some words for living locally (295/300) Van Horn, Erika Living Locally Coracle Press 2019 Verge Management Group (Broadsheet) Verge (February 2010 – 2 copies) Viney, Michael Natural History Smithsonian 2003 Viney, Michael Ireland _Walsh, Eimear The Land of the People National Sculpture Factory 2021_ Wampole, Christy Rootedness the ramifications of a metaphor University of Chicago Press _Watchorn, Katie and Marian Balfe Balehome, Balehome Artist Pub. 2018_ _White, Courtney Grass, Soil, Hope Chelsea Green Pub. 2014_ Williams, Raymond The Country and the City Chatto 1975/83 Wilson, Alan The People's Potatoes _Wiskerke & Verhoevan Flourishing Foodscapes: Designing City-Region Food Systems Valiz 2018_ Woods, Fiona, ed. Groud UP: Reconsidering Contemporary Art in Rural Contexts Clare County Arts 2008 Woolf, Virgina (Booklet) A Cockney Farmer's Experiences Yang, Kirkham, Lal & Huber Global Soil Proverbs: Cultural Language of the Soil CateA1:C167na-Schweizerbart 2018