Beyond Dialogue

Beyond Dialogue, CCAD degree show exhibition, June 2017


Passage, 2017, sculpture made from welded steel, wood, flax, waxed paper, 18 x 22 feet square length, 6ft height x 3ft width, Beyond Dialogue, CCAD degree show exhibition, June 2017 (each section pre- installation 2 x 3 x 6ft, 18 sections in total)
Passage I, 2017, Charcoal and Chalk on waxed paper, 33.1 x 46.8 in
Passage II, 2017, Charcoal and Chalk on waxed paper, 33.1 x 46.8 in
Passage III, 2017, Charcoal and Chalk on waxed paper, 33.1 x 46.8 in
ABANDONED WEST CORK SERIES, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LUSTRE ARCHIVAL PAPER, 11X16 INCHES, 2017
ABANDONED WEST CORK SERIES, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LUSTRE ARCHIVAL PAPER, 11X16 INCHES, 2017
ABANDONED WEST CORK SERIES, DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON LUSTRE ARCHIVAL PAPER, 11X16 INCHES, 2017

Artist Statement

At our core, we remain unknown even to ourselves. Some elements remain unconscious and unformulated while we are fully aware of others. Environments can evoke an emotional response without us quite understanding the reasons, creating a feeling of the unknown or perhaps curiosity.

Isolated passageways in the work are intended to give the viewer a sense of foreboding, an ominousness. Psychological space shares aboundary with our immediate physical space. The viewer is invited to recogniseuncertainty and to find their own way. Existential philosophy stresses the idea that we are all trying to find our place in the world despite facing the scientific picture of an infinite, labyrinthine universe.

This relationship between mind and space is described using architectural elements; arches, corridors, and doorways. The textural, grubby surface of the paper with elements of the working environment embedded in the wax, represents the known, concrete experiences of the past in contrast to the uncertain passageways of the future.

Ciara Rodgers, May 2017

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