Sunday, 23 September 2012
Work from her oeuvre.
“..video, sound, photographs, drawings, and performance, Trisha Donnelly explores the power of the human mind to will ideas into existence. At the same time, her work acknowledges the limits of language in any guise to fully contain our ideas and thoughts. In Night Is Coming the title words pulse in and out of view. Reminding us of the passing of time, the message is open and allusive, tapping into our own assumptions and circumstances. Do we fear or welcome the night? When will it come? Does “night” really mean the night at all or any number of symbolic connotations? The associations are as varied as viewers’ myriad referents. Donnelly harnesses our imaginations with the lightest possible touch; her interventions are sometimes barely visible but just enough to “slip into the back of people’s minds…” – Carnegie International