(a response to Grete Stern’s dream works)
HANDJOB took place at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin March-April 2013
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HANDJOB did not pretend to be an exhaustive archival, or encyclopaedic
treatise on the subject of the hand. Nor did it pretend to engage in any
curatorial games, or progressive public strategies. What it did pretend to
do was present a range of clustered connections between what should mostly
appear to be random images, people, and objects.
Secretion was filmed in Kassel, Germany in 2012. It premiered at dOCUMENTA 13 and was recently shown at IMMA in the Annex space at Earlsfort Terrace.
1. The process of secreting a substance, especially one that is not a waste, from the blood or cells.
2. The act of concealing something in a hiding place.
This response to Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is in the form of a voice-over made from fragments of other voice-overs from various films. It seeks to inhabit the work by becoming a mimetic commentary on, and an imagined narration by, The Clock itself.
A review of Tino Sehgal’s This Situation at IMMA, read by Lee Gilbert and Eimear Walshe