Darker Half

‘Darker Half’ 26/10/2017

Filter, Cork City, IRE

Exhibition: October 26th to November 19th 2017

‘Darker Half’ brings together a combined art installation by artist Kathryn Kelly and an Ambient/deep techno set by DJ and producer Dave Noonan.
This collaborative project, fusing the visual and aural loosely takes its inspiration; from ‘Samhain’ the pagan festival marking the end of the harvest time and the beginning of winter or the darker half of the year. Samhain has been seen as a liminal time, when the boundary between this world and the otherworld could more easily be crossed. The idea that Samhain is a juncture between the two halves of the year saw it acquiring the unique status of being suspended in time – it did not belong to the old year or the new. It could be said that time stood still on this night, the natural order of life was thrown into disarray and the earthly world of the living became hopelessly entangled with the world of the dead.
Through the use of lighting, visual compositions and sound, ‘Darker Half’ means to transform its environment into an immersive sensory space, evoking explorations of the otherworldly.

Artworks from ‘This marked interruption in Continuity’ body of work, under a blue led bulb lighting installation – Kathryn Kelly

 

'dwelling heavy' 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x70cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Dwelling Heavy’ 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x60cm Installation view with blue led lighting  Photography by Shane Horan

'dead butterflies' 2015 mixed media print & text on paper 42x70cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Dead Butterflies’ 2015 mixed media print & text on paper 42x60cm Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

'dead butterflies' 2015 (close shot) Kathryn Kelly

‘Dead Butterflies’ 2015 (close-shot) Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

'fear portal to nowwhere 1' 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x60cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Fear portal to nowhere 1’ 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x60cm  Installation view with blue led lighting    Photography by Shane Horan

'fear protal to nowhere 2' 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x70cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Fear portal to nowhere 4’ 2017 mixed media print & collage on paper 42x70cm Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

 

'releifless' 2016 mixed media print & collage on card 30x85cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Releifless’ 2016 mixed media print & collage on card 30x85cm  Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

'releifless' 2016 (close shot) Kathryn Kelly

‘Releifless’ 2016 (close-shot) Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

'voiceless void 1' 2015 mixed media print & text on paper 42x70cm (close shot) Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Voiceless Void 1’ 2015 (close-shot) mixed media print & text on paper 42x70cm  Installation view with blue led lighting     Photography by Shane Horan

'voiceless void 2' 2016 mixed media print, collage, wire -grid on board 60x85cm Installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly

‘Voiceless Void 2’ 2016  mixed media print, collage, wire grid on board  60x85cm  Installation view with blue led lighting      Photography by Shane Horan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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