The 19 Acres
67 x 45 cm Framed | 63 cm x 44 cm Unframed
€210 Framed | €160 Unframed
19 Acres is from the series Loopies Field, which investigates a modern image of agriculture in Ireland through the performance of labour, capturing individuals as they perform themselves in familiar environments. Technology has somewhat changed the conditions of being a farmer in Ireland today. Having had a career in agriculture, Becks is returning to the industry to explore agri economies’ effect on farm size, social living and attitudes as we face a future of diversification. By incorporating contemporary practices and traditional photographic techniques, this photographic series explores its themes through studies of architecture, labourers and a new mechanised industry.
Becks Butler has a career in commercial and contemporary photography as well as a visual arts curatorial practice. She exhibited her solo show Pushing Boundaries at illuminations in 2017 and has presented work in group shows at Pallas Projects, RIA, The Complex and The Library Project. Her collections have been purchased by the Royal Irish Academy and private collectors. Becks has collaborated on projects with IMMA and Oonagh Young Gallery and was awarded the M11 Percent for Art Commission in 2019 amongst other awards including the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. She most recently collaborated with PhotoIreland’s Critical Academy to bring Performing the Post-human: Subject in Photography to the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland 2019 and is a current member of Pivot critical form at The Lab Gallery. Within her commercial practice, Becks has worked on shoots and design projects for clients such as REPEAL Campaign and Style Club and her editorials have been published by The Guardian Uk, Quartz NYC and The Irish Times.
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