OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR
Platform Arts Centre, Belfast, 8 - 24/8/2019
Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch, Rosie O’Reilly and Cliodhna O’Riordan
Drawing on Husserl's phenomenological analysis of perception the work is conceptually linked by investigations into the object and the experiencer as fluid entities; dissolving, melting and transient.
Teetering on subject/object edges, the exhibition investigates how the process of dissolving (From the Latin - Dis: Apart and Solvere: Loosen) can be used thematically to dismantle rigid inside/outside barriers for the viewer and stretch concepts of agency, object and action.
The artists work across the mediums of installation, sculpture, audio and video, along with photography and print. This is a presentation of new works by the artists.
1 ‘the physical thing itself: it itself is there. But, in being there itself, the physical thing has for the experiencer an open, infinite, indeterminately general horizon, comprising what is itself not strictly perceived’ (Husserl 1999. Husserl, Edmund. 1999. Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publications.