Laura Buckley (1977-2022) was an Irish artist based in London who worked expansively with moving image, kinetics, sound, light, sculpture and digital print. Working with scanned imagery, her prints feed back into her projected videos which when combined with footage from her everyday life create highly abstracted environments of extramundane experience. On entering Buckley's installations a collective memory is evoked where various of states of mind are conjured and played out, from melancholy and anxiety through to celebration and euphoria. Combining footage and audio from life with studio produced sound and visuals, the viewer is taken on a journey through a composition of acts intertwining personal, structural, material and emotional associations and relationships.
Solo projects include Re-discovery 1 at Autocenter, Berlin (2014); The Magic Know-How at Site Gallery, Sheffield (2013); Fata Morgana at Cell Project Space, London (2012); Shields at the Zabludowicz Collection, Sarvisalo, Finland (2012); The Mean Reds at Supplement, London (2011); and Waterlilies at Mothers Tankstation, Dublin (2010). Her films have featured in screenings for MJ Gallery, Geneva (2014); Bold Tendencies, London (2013); and the Derek Jarman programme for Serpentine Gallery, London (2008). Collaborative projects have included Slate with Dan Coopey, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2013); Bismuth Eyes with Andrew Spence, Cell Projects, London (2012) and Stage Fright with Dave MacLean and Haroon Mirza, Rokeby, London (2009). In 2010 Buckley was shortlisted for the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award.