Daniel Tuomey

sculptuur - gender

My work deals with the construction of masculine subjectivities through space and storytelling. I use a wide range of materials - often returning to drawing, furniture, and improvised forms of puppetry - to investigate the physical and narrative orthopedics that constitute the desiring, powerful, ridiculous, rational, and violent embodied male subject of patriarchy. The audience sees these male figures through the prisms of architecture, national identity, love songs, museums, speeches and other constructions.


‘The Watcher’, installation shot - (2021) - A sculpture installed alongside the film 'Frankenstein'. Since corona regulations meant many people watched the work alone, I wanted this semi-figurative furniture sculpture to provide a sense of another presence: a slightly intimidating, clinical, co-watching assemblage.
How To Win - (2021) A text and image work that appropriates the form of a board game to serve as the score for many possible performances about the collective construction of narrative. The work was printed on a sculptural furniture platform made by the collective Forerunner, and exhibited as part of the exhibition 'YOUNGFOSSIL' in the meadow of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, July - October 2021. Forerunner, YOUNGFOSSIL, 2021. Seating Structures - wood, steel, sawdust, dragon's blood, resin, paper, fabric. Commissioned by IMMA for IMMA Outdoors 2021. Supported by Public Service Innovation Fund. Presented with the kind support of OPW. Photography Ros Kavanagh.
FRANKENSTEIN - (2021) A frame-by-frame animation made at home during the 2020 coronavirus lockdowns, departing from Mary Shelley's 1818 novel. The work was shown in a two part IRL/online exhibition in April-May 2021, first screened for a month in Available & The Rat, Rotterdam, then hosted online for a further month at wetfilm.org.
A Guide to the Collection - 2019
a dialogue with my point-four child - 2019
The Beatles Monster / The Beatles Machine - 2018
The Bachelor Pad Museum Gallery 2
Study for a dialogue with my point-four child - 2019
Untitled (belly study) - 2019
Study for the bachelor stripped bare, even - 2019