Garravagh & thoughts on humour in art.

On Monday we paid a visit to the house and farm of write Judy Kravis and artist Peter Morgan. Similar to our workshop at IMMA last week we were to explors our surroundings and then present something that described our relationship to our surroundings. Maybe last week burned me out but I couldn't quite engage. …

Week 8 ~ Helen Cixous & Luce Irigay ~ Down the Rabid Hole

The last texts we received before the Easter break-not counting Brian O'Doherty's Gallery as Gesture essay with which I am already familiar-were two pieces of feminist writing. Luce Irigay's When Our Lips Speak Together and Helen Cixous' The Laugh of the Medusa which I read in that order. Unfortunately. To explain I will say that …

Week 8 – One Here Now : Brian O’Doherty Murals at The Sirius Art Centre in Cobh.

Twenty years ago Brian O' Doherty, the artist, writer, theorist and author of the collection of seminal essays Inside the White Cube, thoughts on the gallery space and its role in the development of twentieth century art, created a series of murals in a square gallery space in the then young and under funded Sirius …

Week 7 : Death of the Author-chaos, non-linearity of time and the subjectiveness of the creator/story-teller in the Hayden White Obituary in the New York Times.

I am preparing for a presentation of my work tomorrow, a presentaion I am struggling with as it is meant to chart the deconstruction of my practice to date. In the space of five minutes. Its not the five minutes so much as how difficult I hae found it to seperate processes from themes, materials …

Week 6 : Situations-Work Ethic-Helen Molesworth & more thoughts on the socially-engaged artist.

Helen Molesworth's curatorial essay for Work Ethic at the Baltimore Museum of Modern Art in 2004 was an interesting read for me in that it threw a different light on the movements of the 1960s. While I had seen those movements-Art Povera, Performance, Conceptual Art, Land Art and so forth- as the artists failed attempt to …