Brooklyn, New York, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Genre:Abstract; Psychological; Memory; Sensory-Based; Repetition; Process Oriented; Organic; Narrative; Environmental; Design; Conceptual;
'Mapping up' EXCERPTS FROM DISCUSSIONS WITH BENEDICT GALLAGHER SHEEP FARMER, CO.SLIGO Sheep Breed, Markings, Horn Branding, Sheep Shearing, Pens, Dosing, Lambing Season, Marking and tagging of the ears, Hefting, Illnesses and Cures, Skills, Past and Future. Video work (duration 9.8 min.) part of the Markings Exhibition where the two channels were individually projected on the wall. The MARKINGS exhibition gathers together and explores the different marks used by farmers to identify their sheep in the North West region. Works made with local wool are accompanied by a short video that explains the different markings, their meanings and symbolic use. Creating a dialogue with farmers and place the project opens on to a broader reflection concerning the signs and forms of identification humans use to identify animals, plants and territories. THE PROJECT WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME. Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Leitrim County Council.
The work explores how customary, mechanically performed daily activities embedded itself in our memory and how these movements leave traces and patterns behind them. Looking at the work that women do from day to day and considered menial, and gives it beauty. Examining the act of dipping the mop into the waves, moving slowly through the movements creating a stillness/mindfulness in the middle of the storm.TRACE merely seeks to preserve a momentary action in time and in space.