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Ephemeral Uncertainty

Ephemeral Uncertainty
Josef Kovac
TLP EditionsPhotoIreland Foundation


36 Pages


Ephemeral Uncertainty evokes the split second when rational thinking is challenged by a seemingly inexplicable occurrence of sensation, either visual or auditory. Such an occurrence can produce an uncanny effect, one which Freud describes as at once frightening, yet familiar.

The ordinary or the known suddenly appears supernatural and inexplicable, a perception which is heightened when our own sense of mortality is invoked.

About the Artist:
Josef Kovac
is a photographer originally from the Czech Republic, based in Ireland since 2004. He lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.

About the Publisher:
PhotoIreland Foundation
is a volunteer led organisation dedicated to stimulating a critical dialogue around Photography in Ireland, and to promoting internationally the work of artists in and from Ireland. PhotoIreland is committed to the cultivation of a deeper and critical understanding of Photography. In 2010, PhotoIreland launched Ireland’s first international festival of Photography & Image Culture: PhotoIreland Festival. It celebrated Ireland’s first Book & Magazine Fair in 2011, dedicated to Photography, which was the germ of The Library Project, a unique public resource library focused on the photobook opened in 2013.