South Dublin County

Ruth Medjber – Still In Silence

The Dean Arts Studios

Studio Ruthless is on the first floor of the Dean Art Studios, at 4 Chatham Row. The studio will be open and welcoming guests (to sit for a portrait or view the sessions) from 5pm–7pm on Culture Night. It is a first come first served opportunity. Each sitter will be provided with a digital copy of their portrait. The portrait may be used by Ruth in a social media, gallery format.

No words may be spoken by either party. If voices are used, the equipment will end and the next sitter will be invited in. Your portrait session may take 2 minutes or 20. It might be cathartic or hilarious, awkward or comforting.

‘A portrait for me is a bond tying me to another human, formed through communication.

I listen and listen and listen. I try to work out what they’re saying with the words they speak and the ones they don’t. If I have an hour with someone, we would spend the first 40 minutes talking together before taking a single photo.

This is a new experiment, a new experience.
I would like to welcome guests into Studio Ruthless on Culture Night for a new type of portraitsession.
You are free to wander in, take a seat, and I’ll begin to adjust the lights, the angles, and thebackdrop.
Neither of us will say a word.
I will pose you and direct you, only as much as is needed. You can smile or be serious.
Neither of us will say a word.
I will capture your likeness, your personality, your character.
All in silence.’

Genres: Visual Arts (Painting, Photography, sculpture, Digital Art, Print, etc)
Age Suitability: 12+
Features: Family friendly
Address: 4 Chatham Row, Dublin 2, Ireland
Locations: South Dublin County
Event Start Time (pm)
5 pm
Event End Time (pm)
7 pm
No Booking Required