Hoohewa | ʻO Abigail O'Brien 'Ka Pono - ʻAʻole lawa'

Highlanes Gallery (waho), 4 Kepakemapa – 15 ʻOkakopa 2021

ʻO Abigail O'Brien, Harvey, 2021, Aston Martin Volante, hoʻololi i nā ana, ʻike hoʻonohonoho ʻana, ka Halepule Methodist mua, alanui Laurence; kiʻi mahalo ʻia e ka mea pena kiʻi a me ka Highlanes Gallery. ʻO Abigail O'Brien, Harvey, 2021, Aston Martin Volante, hoʻololi i nā ana, ʻike hoʻonohonoho ʻana, ka Halepule Methodist mua, alanui Laurence; kiʻi mahalo ʻia e ka mea pena kiʻi a me ka Highlanes Gallery.

ʻO Abigail O'Brien wale nō ʻO ka hōʻikeʻike, 'Justice – Never Enough', he ʻāpana ia o ka papahana Highlanes Gallery no Drogheda Arts Festival 2021. Hoʻokomo ʻia i loko o kahi hale pule Metodist kahiko, ma kēlā ʻaoʻao o ke alanui mai ka hale kiʻi nui, aia kēia hōʻikeʻike he 12 mau kiʻi kiʻi a me kahi hoʻonohonoho kiʻi i hele pū ʻia. ma kahi mele i hoʻopaʻa ʻia. ʻO 'Justice - Never Enough', hoʻopau i kahi papahana 15 makahiki kahi i ʻimi ai ka mea pena i ke kāne ma o nā Cardinal Virtues ʻehā - Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude a me ka hope, Justice.

ʻO kēia kino o ka hana pivots ma luna o ka cocktail o James Bond one-liners, ke kaʻa Aston Martin a me ka MeToo neʻe, me Harvey Weinstein maoli ma ke kikowaena o ka hakahaka. ʻO ka ʻāpana kiʻi kikowaena he kupapaʻu o kahi Aston Martin Volante, i ola paha i ka makahiki 2000. Hoʻokiʻekiʻe ʻia e kahi paepae haʻahaʻa ma nā huila, ua kapa ʻia ka hana ʻo Harvey, 2021. Hiki iā mākou ke hōʻoiaʻiʻo ua hāʻule ke kaʻa no ka mea ʻaʻole hiki ke hoʻolei ʻia kahi kaʻa o kēia kaʻa makani; ʻO ka ʻeke makani i haki ʻia a me ka ʻeke air deflated e hōʻoia i nā lā hope o kēia mea nani.

ʻO nā papahele o luna i hoʻopaʻa hou ʻia (ʻo ka hale pule kiʻekiʻe ma mua) e lele ana ma luna o nā palena o ke kiʻi o O'Brien. Me he mea lā ua hāʻule ke kaʻa mai ka lani mai a i ʻole e piʻi ana i luna. ʻO kēlā me kēia ʻaoʻao, e like me kā mākou ʻike, ua make ke kaʻa. Hoʻopili ʻia ia e nā kiʻi e hōʻike ana i ka mea i hana ʻia - he kaʻa wikiwiki a hiki ke hoʻololi ʻia e kuhikuhi ikaika ana i ka moʻolelo moʻokalaleo wahine, ʻo James Bond. Nui ka nui o nā paia me nā hana kiʻi like. Ma ke kiʻi ʻana i ka hyperreal, hōʻike kēlā me kēia kiʻi i ka Aston Martin i kona kūlana mua, ma mua o kona make ʻana. ʻO nā ʻāpana a me nā ʻāpana o nā mīkini kūpono e hoʻopiha i nā haku mele, kēlā me kēia kiʻi e kani ana i ka hana pena a me ka pau ʻana o nā kaʻa nani. ʻO ka waihoʻoluʻu, ka ʻālohilohi a me ke ʻano e lawe mai i ka wehewehe ponokala. 

ʻO ka ʻike ʻana i ka nānā pono ʻana o ka hana e noʻonoʻo wau iā Tacita Dean Kodak (2006). ʻOkoʻa ka manaʻo o ka hana kiʻiʻoniʻoni ʻeleʻele a keʻokeʻo a Dean i loko o ka hale hana ʻo Kodak ma Palani akā hiki ke kaʻana like i ka nānā ʻana i nā ʻanuʻu e hana ai i nā mea i ʻike maʻamau i ka pau ʻana, me ka hoʻāʻo ʻana e hopu i ka mea i hoʻonui ʻia. ma ka pili a i ʻole ka hoʻohana ʻana.

ʻO ke poʻo inoa o kēlā me kēia kiʻi, ʻo ia hoʻi nā huaʻōlelo mai nā kiʻi ʻoniʻoni ʻo James Bond, e hōʻike ʻia ma kahi o ke kiʻi. ʻIke kekahi i ka misogyny i hoʻokaʻawale ʻia e like me ka nani, ka ʻakaʻaka maikaʻi ʻole i hōʻike ʻia ma ke ʻano he akamai, a ʻo ka hapa nui o nā mea a pau, unchecked toxic masculinity e hoʻomau nei i ka hele ʻana i nā lumi noho a me nā hale kiʻiʻoniʻoni.

ʻO kahi kaʻa, hōʻike ʻia ma waho o ke alanui, static a sculptural, he hopena hiki ʻole ke hōʻole ʻia. He mea hoihoi ia e hiki ke hana maikaʻi i kēlā ʻano kala ʻole e like me ke kiʻi. Aia nā kaʻa nani i ka home i ka wā e hōʻike ai a, i loko o ia mea, loaʻa iā lākou kahi hui kūʻokoʻa me ka waiwai a me ka mana. ʻO Chris Burden ʻO Porsche me Meteorite (2013) hiki i ka manaʻo, he hana e hoʻoikaika a hoʻonui i kahi kaʻa nani kahiko ma o ke kaupaona ʻana i kahi meteorite. ʻO ka mea maʻamau, hiki i kahi kaʻa kamaʻāina e koi ana i ka nānā ʻana ma mua o ka hoʻohana ʻana i hiki ke hoʻonohonoho pono i ke ʻano no ka nānā hou ʻana, ka noʻonoʻo hou ʻana a i ʻole, ʻoi aku ka pololei, i ka indulgence i ka metaphor.

Eia, he metaphor multiplying metaphor. Ka hana kii, ʻo Harvey, ʻokiʻoki ʻia ma kekahi ʻaoʻao, me ka uhi ʻana i ka cobweb a ua ʻaihue ʻia i kona mau ʻāpana waiwai i koe, ʻike ʻia he mea weliweli, a me ka make. He mele hookani mau, Pono - ʻAʻole lawa na James O'Neil o Bitches a me Wolves, pahū mai kona mau wahi kokoke. Hoʻopiha ka mele i ke ākea e hoʻohālikelike i ka mea i ʻike ʻia he hui pū ʻana o ka nani a me ka hilahila. ʻO ka ʻike ʻana i ka ʻōlelo hoʻomāinoino o ka hoʻonele ʻana i ka pono no ka poʻe i hōʻeha ʻia i ka hoʻomāinoino, ka hoʻomāinoino, ka hoʻomāinoino, ka hoʻouka ʻana, ka hana ʻino a me ke kālepa.

Hāʻawi kēia hōʻikeʻike i nā ʻano he nui o ka Aston Martin e mālama nei i ka waiwai a me ka buoyancy. Hiki i kekahi ke neʻe ma waena o ka mahalo ʻana i kahi kaʻa i ka hana ʻana, i ka paʻi ʻia ʻana e kahi ʻōlelo e like me "e hoʻihoʻi i kou ʻaʻahu a kūʻai aku au iā ʻoe i lollipop", i nā manawa a pau e hoʻomau ʻia ka pōʻino o ka lumi. No laila, ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi o ka hoʻolaha ʻana i nā mana o hoʻokahi mea, akā hiki ke hana hou ʻia ka Aston Martin. Hoʻomaka a hoʻopau ʻo ia ma ke ʻano he mea hoʻohālikelike e hiki ai ke kāʻei i kahi manawa e wehe ai i nā paʻakikī a me nā kikoʻī o ka pilikia e kamaʻilio nei. ʻO ka leo, ka hōʻailona a me ka metaphor o ke kāne ka papahele. ʻO kēia ka manaʻo maopopo, akā nalo nā leo o nā leo he nui. ʻO ka nele i ka hana ʻo ia ka nele o ke kiʻi. ʻO nā mea wale nō i hōʻike maka ʻia a lawe kēia i ka hōʻike. Hāʻawi ia i wahi no ke ʻano o ka pihi hoʻihoʻi i ka ʻike o ka Aston Martin. Hoʻonohonoho ʻia ke kaʻa ma nā ʻano o nā mokuʻāina: palupalu, hāpai a me ka maʻi. ʻAʻole i hōʻike piha ʻia, ua mākaukau ia e hoʻoponopono hou ʻia e kahi mea hoʻokele hou. ʻAʻole lawa kēia hāʻawi ʻana i ka leo pono.

He mea kākau kiʻi ʻo Jennie Taylor e noho ana a e hana ana ma Dublin. 

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