‘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