Current and Ongoing research
Orphan Publication, Invitation by James Merrigan
To be announced…
Fomorian (working title)
Current research projects include investigating pre-christian races that are historically linked to the North west of Ireland. I am exploring this in relation to identity, legacy and contemporary notions of acceptance, belonging and youth sub-cultures existing today. I am interested in exploring a possible re-merging of historical cultural traits as a way of repatriating the landscape.
I live in a border community between the North and South of Ireland. Using my location as site and context I am investigating the complexities of living within fringe territories. I am exploring the historical and cultural heritage of this particular area in relation to our sense of identity and place. Through my performance led practice I am researching collaborative methodologies best suited to creating a body of work using site as context.
Further development of this research includes engaging with experts in Irish History and anthropology, with specific reference to folklore. I intend to collaborate with experienced performance practitioners by participating in international and national residencies.
I am currently working with an Arts Group around the potential for delivering this project as a major Live Art event in 2020.
Artist in the Community Scheme
Other projects involve partnership with Connect Mental Health, to highlight issues around health and well being through Arts participation. I am currently collaborating with young people from the Neighbourhood Youth Project (NYP) in Donegal, as part of the Artist in the Community scheme. We are exploring themes of identity, isolation and surveillance, with the intention of co-producing a new body of work for an exhibition. I have been investigating ways to expand this research to include other organisations that offer support to young people, both nationally and internationally. I have engaged with an organisation with a view to creating an ambitious live art co-production. This organisation offers guidance and support on mental health awareness to young people nationwide.
This November, I will take part in the Satellite Artists Residency in Cowhouse Studios, as part of ‘The Mothership Project'.
I am a member of a newly formed collective which includes some of Ireland’s most dynamic emerging artists; Michelle Hall, Austin Hearne, Ella Bertilsson, Ulla Juske and Fran Dwyer. Meeting bi-monthly in Dublin and in Donegal we are exploring a secret research project. Upcoming launch to be announced
VAN Visual Artist News Sheet- Sept/Oct Issue
I was invited to write a column about receiving the Next Generation Bursary Award last Yea. In the column I discuss the opportunities and research that has arisen from receiving the award so early in my career.
‘ROOM’ CAPP International meeting, Dublin June 2018
‘grace’ New Performance debut as part of CAPP.
Live Collision International Live Art Festival 2018
‘Untitled’ Live Installation Performance in Project Arts Centre, Dublin.
Mobius International Live Art Festival Boston 2017
Celina's graduate work 'We are in cahoot's...you and I' has been selected for screening for Mobilize Live International Performance festival: Performance Art in Ireland which takes place in Cyberarts Gallery September 29th - 30th in Boston. Amanda Coogan, Aine Phillips, Siobhan Mullen Wolfe, Fergus Byrne and Alastair Mc Lennan will be included.
Next Generation Bursary Award
I was awarded the Next Generation award 2017 and research culminating from that is part of the Fomorian project.
Artist in the Community Scheme Award
I have been awarded the AIC and will introduce my practice in partnership with Connect Mental Health through a series of workshops to Young People from the Neighbourhood Youth Project in Ballyshannon Co. Donegal.
Dublin Live Art Festival
DLAF Seminar series, The Complex, August 19th
Live Performance, DLAF opening with Livestock at The Complex August 17th
Since graduating in June 2106 Celina has worked on collaborative projects through a cultural dialogues residency in MART which culminated in a Live performance event in MART Gallery. Shehas taken part in a group show of four artists in The Complex last October and two group show's in Glasgow. In May 2017 Celina created a site specific Live Installation - Performance in Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.
NCAD GRADUATE SHOW
Muldoon has recently completed an MFA in Sculpture and expanded practice in the National college of Art and Design, Dublin. We are in cahoots...You and I, a multi-media installation of her work, was unveiled at the Graduate exhibition on June 18th @ 101-103 James st. Dublin.
Raucous; Explicit; Rambunctious; Gut wrenching; Side splitting; yet climactically perplexing; Seducing the audience into intoxicating live performance...
We are in cahoots...you and I
Muldoon investigates relationships between socio-political structures and the body. Rooted in performance, her practice spans live work, documentation of its products and traces and the representation of these in other forms. Gender, abjection and ritual are themes around which Muldoon creates her exquisitely adorned alter egos. Mischievously toying with domestic role playing through the re-enactment of mythological narratives. Questioning perpetuated notions of everyday life. Engaging the viewer as participant and as witness.
NO MORE FUN AND GAMES Jesse Jones, Hugh Lane, 2016
Muldoon is a member of the feminist collective curated by Jesse Jones as part of the parasite institute in the Hugh Lane Gallery. The collective responded to the representation of women artists in the Gallery. Gathering on Saturdays in gallery 2, the group discussed issues around patriarchy and unconscious bias within cultural institutions.The exhibition continues until June DATE.
5.5.5...5, Inma Pavon, Firkin Crane, Cork, 2016
Having performed with Inma Pavon in I'll Sing You A Song From Around The Town (see below), Muldoon and Pavon had become firm friends. Inma is currently completing a phd in Performance and Dance. She is a lecturer in Dance at Crawford college. At the core of her investigation is the element of Chance. Muldoon was asked by Pavon to take part in a series of responses that would be presented in the Firkin Crane gallery, Cork. A group of fifteen visual artist's, performers and musician's where invited to respond to an image taken from Cecil Beaton's Chinese Journal. Separately each produced work around this image which was then presented simultaneously in one of five spaces. The chance element was further explored by asking the audience to pick a number out of a hat. The no., between 1 and 5, determined which room they could view. It was fascinating my piece worked so well with the two other pieces in our space. Muldoon created a collaborative performance piece.
I'll sing you a song from around the town Amanda Coogan, R.H.A, 2015
Last October Muldoon performed live with the inimitable Coogan for her mid-career retrospective 'I'll sing you a song from around the town' in the R.H.A. Over five days, five hours a day, She performed 'Bubble Up In Blue' (2013).