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An Anatomy of O
by Linda Quinlan

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Artist Linda Quinlan is spending six weeks at Picture This through a pilot residency scheme in partnership with Visual Artists Ireland.

There is, in the experience of art and in the genesis of the work, a moment where the work is still nothing but an indistinct violence tending to open up and tending to close, tending to exalt in a space that opens up and tending to withdraw into the profundity of dissimulation.'

Maurice Blanchot, A voice from Elsewhere.

I am working with film for the first time to develop a visual 'backing track' whereby various suspects drop in and move out to interrupt the rhythmic sway of the camera movement, which rotates in a 360 panning motion. The visual surface that the camera travels over is a repeated pattern of rubble and rock, a kind of visual white noise. Visitors to this scene include text composed during the residency, extruding clay, swirling cow's tails and musical arrangements that lean heavily towards the terrain of pop.

Short pieces of writing composed during the residency posses a raw, straightforward quality, expressive but not overworked or ornamented. Likened to an impression made on clays soft body, gently prodded or clenched it's lumpy unrefined form nonetheless articulates some comprehensible utterance.

 

 

 

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Funded by Visual Artists Ireland.

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