Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Strange the rooms we've all lived in" by Fiona O'Dwyer :: 18th Sept - 19th Oct 2009

Strange the rooms we've all lived in is an exhibition of new multimedia work by artist Fiona O'Dwyer to be shown at The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, Co. Clare from the 18th September to the 19th October 2009. It will be opened by Fiona Woods on Friday 18th September at 8pm.
Commissioned by Clare Co. Arts Office the exhibition will include photography, video/sound installation, drawing, print, and archive material. Spilling out from the gallery spaces, using the town as her set the artist’s work echoes the making of the film I Was Happy Here shot in Co. Clare in 1965.
In the video piece Endless Return O’Dwyer as the performer is seen cycling around in an endless circle while her reflection in the wet sand seems to be pedalling backwards. She is pulled in two directions, in a constant moment of divergence between herself and her other.
“In a play between duration, movement and form the artist pursues a strategy of repetition and endless return. At the centre of the work she has placed a set of moments and objects/images; these have been turned over and over, picked apart, troubled and worried by the artist, subjected to a variety of processes and practices, staged and re-staged as a series of events. Fiona Woods 2009.
There will be a special outdoor screening of I Was Happy Here on Wednesday 23rd September at 8.00 pm at Egans Pub, Liscannor, Co. Clare. For more information and updates on film and video screenings and related events see

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