‘Darker Half’

‘DARKER HALF’

Filter, Cork Ireland   26/10/’17

‘Darker Half’ brought together a combined art installation by myself and an Ambient/deep techno set by DJ and producer Dave Noonan.

This collaborative project, fusing the visual and aural loosely took 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’ undertook 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.

photographs  @shanejhoranphotoghy                                   works © 2015-2017 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  Kathryn Kelly
'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   Kathryn Kelly
'dead butterflies' 2015 (close shot) Kathryn Kelly
‘Dead Butterflies’ 2015 (close-shot) Installation view with blue led lighting  Kathryn Kelly
'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  Kathryn Kelly
'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  Kathryn Kelly
'fear portal to nowhere 1& 2 2017 installation view with blue led lighting Kathryn Kelly
‘Fear portal to nowhere 1 & 4’ 2017 Installation View with blue led lighting   Kathryn Kelly
'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  Kathryn Kelly
'releifless' 2016 (close shot) Kathryn Kelly
‘Releifless’ 2016 (close-shot) Installation view with blue led lighting  Kathryn Kelly
'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  Kathryn Kelly
'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   Kathryn Kelly