ETCHING - EXHIBITIONS/ ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY /LONDON WOOLWICH SHOW / GREEN ACRES GALLERY SHOW
wood , polyester, LED lights , paint -2017
In these works, my intention is to depict human bodies that are shot within scenarios staged by myself. I am trying to turn simple actions into enigmatic rituals, which evoke the human body’s emotional fragility.Following studies of french philosopher George Bataille (1897-1962), I intend to explore the domain of eroticism, which Bataille claims is a domain of violence and violation.
It is within conditions of disorientation, probing and searching for a sense of belonging that I analyse psychoanalytical concepts of fetish, desire, ambivalence, voyeurism, sadism, loneliness and the dark gruesome side of society.
The works are an attempt to understand life and death by investigating erotic limits and our unconscious fears and desires.I would like to leave the viewer entirely alone to determine the circumstances of the work. it is intended that they unravel details in order to decipher a narrative.
Iam purposefully evoking scratches onto the works, and using the decay of emulsion or other materials. it is a chemical violence that is parallel to the bodily mutilations often depicted in my works.Within that realm, the integrity of the bodies and the integrity of my images are simultaneously dismantled.I reference the following artists as a basis for the dialogue my work.
KATHARINE - CHOREOGRAPHED PHOTO SHOOT
THREE TOPICS OF DECEMBER
FOUR TOPICS OF DECEMBER
Video work - triptych 2017
A collaborative work with a poet Dave Rock . Spoken stream-of-consciousness monologue and moving images analyzes contrast between representation, and abstraction suggests a psychological disparity, where morality, representation, and social convention are questioned.
Stills from the video
Pallace Project Gallery - BURNING #1
On the Cusp – group show – October 2016
Video work documenting dance and burning of a sculptural piece. Presented above a photograph from the video .
In my recent work I was aiming to enhance artistic expression and contemporary take on human body and is ephemeral, fragile qualities.
Photography series. A psychological portraits of a young woman .2015