Kem | Sisyphean Task

Rod Stoneman tham txog kev nthuav tawm tsis ntev los no hauv NUI Galway, nthuav qhia cov haujlwm ntawm kev xyaum ua PhD cov tub ntxhais kawm los ntawm Burren College of Art.

Tanya de Paor, Spinning a Yarn, 2021, movie tseem; duab courtesy the artist thiab Burren College of Art. Tanya de Paor, Spinning a Yarn, 2021, movie tseem; duab courtesy the artist thiab Burren College of Art.

"Ib qho kev tsis txaus ntseeg mus rau qhov chaw ruaj khov" - Rose Hobart.¹

Tsav tsheb mus rau NUI Galway Art Gallery, npaj ua cov lus qhib ntawm qhov kev nthuav qhia ntawm lub Peb Hlis 12, 2020, kuv tau txais xov tooj hu xov tooj tsis xav txog: "Tig rov qab - qhov kev tshwm sim thiab kev nthuav qhia raug muab tso tseg; lub tsev kawm ntawv raug kaw tag nrho. " Lub sijhawm txaus ntshai, raws li kev npaj qhib rau 'Lub Sisyphean Task' tau tshwm sim nrog hnub no muaj hmoo thaum cov tsev kawm ntawv, tsev kawm qib siab thiab tsev kawm qib siab thoob plaws tebchaws Ireland tau kaw lawv lub qhov rooj hauv kev teb rau Covid-19 kis thoob qhov txhia chaw. 

Muaj ib txoj hauv kev ntev uas cov duab kos duab nteg nyob rau hauv ntsiag to thiab tsaus ntuj nyob rau hauv ib tug xauv subterranean gallery, zoo li lub qhov ntxa sab hauv ntawm ib tug Egyptian pyramid. Thaum kawg, qhov kev nthuav qhia tau tshwm sim dua ob lub lis piam, txij li 15 txog 26 Kaum Ib Hlis 2021, tseem yog lub sijhawm tsis paub tseeb ntxiv. 

Ib pawg ntawm cov tub ntxhais kawm los ntawm Burren College of Art, ua haujlwm ntawm kev xyaum ua PhDs, tau thov 'Lub Sisyphean Task' ua lub npe ntawm lawv qhov kev nthuav qhia. Qhov no yog hais txog qhov rov qab tawm tsam kom thawb lub pob zeb loj heev nce toj, txuas nrog qhov tsis zoo ntawm Burren - cov pob zeb loj loj uas tau muab pov tseg rau saum npoo ntawm karst pavement los ntawm lub hnub nyoog dej khov kawg tshaj 10,000 xyoo dhau los. Lawv txoj kev xaiv ntawm lo lus no kuj qhia txog kev kho siab ntawm kev tsim kev tshawb fawb los ntawm kev xyaum kos duab - nrhiav cov ntawv, ua lub ntsiab lus, tsim cov lus nug, thiab lwm yam. 

Cov lus dab neeg Greek yog thawj zaug hu los ntawm Albert Camus thaum nws sau Lub Myth ntawm Sisyphus Xyoo 1942, thaum lwm lub sijhawm tsaus ntuj hauv keeb kwm European. Disillusioned, tsis tau paub txog cov kev txwv ntawm rationality, nws teb cov lus nug ntawm absurdity ntawm hav zoov nrog rau kev lees txais ntawm tib neeg tus mob nyob rau hauv nws cov ntsiab lus: kev tawm tsam, kev ywj pheej thiab mob siab rau. Camus xaus lus tias: “Kev tawm tsam nws tus kheej mus rau qhov siab yog txaus los ua rau txiv neej lub siab. Ib tug yuav tsum xav txog Sisyphus zoo siab. "

Ib lub sijhawm tom qab, Sisyphean dab neeg yog kos los ntawm plaub tus kws ua yeeb yam sib txawv, tam sim no kawm hauv Burren College of Art. Qi Chen's translucent shimmer ntawm painting ntawm txhob lo lo ntxhuav transposes Suav kab lis kev cai ntawm keeb kwm portraiture rau ib tug Irish ntsiab lus; Cov neeg coob coob uas muaj keeb kwm txawv teb chaws rov qab saib cov neeg saib nrog kev lees paub nyob ntsiag to hauv lawv lub ntsej muag, suav nrog daim ntawv teev npe: "Peb txhua tus yog 'lwm' qhov chaw". Txoj hauj lwm no txuas obliquely nrog Kelly Klaasmeyer cov duab thiab sau cov dab neeg ntawm cov phooj ywg - tawg ntawm cov lus piav qhia uas muaj los ntawm kev sib raug zoo nrog kev tuag hnyav hauv Balkan tsov rog, rau tus poj niam cev xeeb tub khiav tawm ntawm lub tsheb sib tsoo. Cov paintings thiab cov ntawv yog nthuav tawm nyob rau hauv lub domestic thav duab ntawm mos lub rooj zaum thiab cov rooj ntawm cov phau ntawv, ib tug zaum chav tsev articulating lub exhibition chaw nws tus kheej.

Kev tshawb nrhiav ntawm Tanya de Paor qhia txog kev zoo nkauj los daws cov neeg siv khoom noj khoom haus hauv kev cuam tshuam txog kev kub ntxhov ntawm ecological. Ib daim duab raug tshem tawm ntawm Perspex thiab xov paj ntaub, kos tawm hauv video, Spinning ib yarn, pib ua hauj lwm ntawm undoing, untying, unknotting, loosening, thiab disentangling assumptions, tej zaum rov hais dua kev twb kev txuas ntawm tag nrho cov nyob. Tus kws kos duab thib plaub, Robbie E. Lawrence, tshawb txog kev puas siab puas ntsws ntawm kev tuag, thov ib daim duab muaj zog hauv cov xim roj, ib lub lace doily npog lub qhov muag tsis pom ntawm tib neeg pob txha taub hau, ib daim ntaub thaiv kom koj tsis pom, 2019 – ib nco mori, raws li Camus tau hais tias: “Cia li hais txog kev tuag. Tom qab ntawd txhua yam ua tau. " 

Ua ke, cov haujlwm ntawm kev kos duab tuaj yeem pom tau tshwm sim los ntawm lub sijhawm tsis tau pom dua, tseem tab tom nrhiav lub ntsiab lus thiab kev cia siab hauv thaj chaw tsis paub tseeb. Rov qab mus rau txoj haujlwm ntawm kev kos duab yog rov ua dua tshiab cov xwm txheej ntawm kev tsim thiab kev cuam tshuam. Nws suav nrog kev txiav txim siab kom ua tiav qee yam kev cia siab thiab kev cia siab, siv zog thiab rov ua dua, ntau dua.

Rod Stoneman yog tus Lwm Thawj Coj Tus Thawj Saib Xyuas Haujlwm ntawm Channel 4 hauv xyoo 1980s, CEO ntawm Irish Film Board hauv xyoo 1990s, thiab tus xibfwb Emeritus ntawm NUIG, tom qab teeb tsa Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Nws tau sau ob peb documentaries thiab phau ntawv.

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¹ Rose Hobart, Ib Nrab Digression mus rau ib qho chaw ruaj, (Metuchen NJ/London: Scarecrow Press, 1994)