Killing time.

Kearney, Andrew (2003) Killing time. [Show/Exhibition]


KillingTime was installed in the old drawing room, parlour and dining room of the house of Lady Gregory (the Anglo-Irish Republican). This work digs further into my fascination with sexuality, the mechanics of display, the manipulation of atmosphere and ambience, and with situations and histories that are at once controlled and permissive. More particularly, with this work I was interested in the fabrication of history and the memories that go with it – it's nostalgia. The materials – rubber, green chiffon, disco balls, flashing lights, motors, listening devices, a military coat - play with the dangerous pleasures of being caught between public and private; whether in terms of the immediate or historical pasts.

This work directly led to the research project Farther to the East developed from material shot in Auschwitz, Poland, 2004 and then edited at the Banff Centre for the Arts as part of the Informal Architectures Residency in 2004 and included in the following exhibitions: Shauna McCabe (curator) Places/Remember/Events: Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, in 2004 as part of the Informal Architectures: A Symposium on Contemporary Art, Architecture and Spatial Culture; Curb Appeal, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Canada, in 2005.; Solo Exhibition (Farther to the East), Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2004. Documentary materials will be available on the department's website;

Venue Details

  1. Live Installation Project
    • Location: Galway Arts Festival
    • Dates: 2003

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Killing Time, The Phallory, NYC, USA, 2004.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 697
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2008 12:39
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:12

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