Altered images Amanda Coogan
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The centrality of Amanda Coogan’s practice is the durational live performance where her powerful live events are fundamental to her videos and photographs. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body.

Coogan’s first language is Irish Sign Language (ISL). Before studying performance art with Marina Abramovic in Germany, Coogan studied painting at NCAD and consequently brings ‘painterly qualities’ to her performances.

In the video work Seven Steps Coogan introduces the audience to contemporary art via the artworks included in Altered Images. The video is presented in ISL with performative interventions.

Born in Ireland in 1971, Amanda Coogan lives and works in Dublin.
Amanda Coogan, 7th Step'
Seven Steps

Film work Dimensions variable Commission, Irish Museum of Modern Art, South Tipperary County Council, Mayo County Council, 2009