Clodagh Emoe × Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll
Clodagh Emoe’s recent works have often taken the form of events, calling people to gather together in specific locations at specific times. For example, a forest at midnight, a flat due for demolition in Dublin’s city centre at dusk or the National Gallery of Ireland during closing hours. This aspect of her practice: bringing us together and creating a shared experience, takes on a whole new significance nowadays when our ability to connect in person is so restricted. Eternity by the Stars I &II continues Emoe’s interest in our state of interconnectedness.The two films may appear identical - a black screen with a voiceover detailing everyday things; except that the list of objects differs in each instance. This exercise, originally developed to be experienced simultaneously by two viewers, comments on the nature of perception by exploring flashes of individuality in collective actions.
Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll is an independent curator and art writer. She was one of the co-editors of Paper Visual Art Journal between 2014-2018. She is the founding director and curator of Berlin Opticians Gallery, Dublin
Eternity by the Stars I & II, 2019
Two channel HD film with sound
Note: press play on either screen, both films will play simultaneously
Clodagh Emoe’s practice incorporates drawing, installation, site-specific interventions and exercises, a term she uses to describe event-based participatory works. She has initiated and realised multi-layered ambitious collaborative projects, including Mystical Anarchism (2009-2013) with philosopher Simon Critchley, The Plurality of Existence…(2015-2017) and Crocosmia × (2018), with individuals seeking asylum and The Portal (2019) with playwright Shane Mhac an Bháird. Clodagh’s work has been commissioned by IMMA, Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Project Arts Centre, Visual, Carlow, The Model, Maynooth University, Taipei Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Nýló, Reykjavik, CAC, Contemporary Art Centre, Lithuania, Serpentine Gallery, London and documenta XIII, Kaisel.