The human body exceeds its corporal borders, (violently, erotically) but does so in relation to external formal structures. Smear wasn’t difficult for Stéphane and me since our dancing together invariably produces sweat and a slippery contact that generates movement beyond the direct lines of pressure and intention. Sweat crosses the body’s skin border, and does so involuntarily. It is not really consciously controlled even if we can generate the conditions that call it forth. Emotional states such as fear also generate sweat as an involuntary exceeding of physical containment. Sharing sweat creates a space of mingling of our insides in a shared point of generative contact. read more…Friday, 11 July, 2014
Central to the exhibition is a newly commissioned film with choreography by Fearghus Ó Conchúir, a soundtrack by Alma Kelliher and cinematography by Kate McCullough. The third in a series of works that address issues of gendered labour and representation, this latest film is partly addressed to deceased Frankfurt artist Charlotte Posenenske, renowned both for her rigorous artistic oeuvre and her eventual cessation of art production in favour of practising sociology, focusing on the study of wage labour conditions and factory processes. In the film, Browne works with another sculptor of Posenenske’s generation, born in the same year in fact, Irish stonecarver Cynthia Moran. The film stages a series of unlikely correspondences through sculptural objects and ideas of mimesis, technology and the magic of apparently costless production.