Ukugxeka | I-Aoife Shanahan 'OXYgen'

Igalari Yemicu Egolide; 3 Mashi - 20 Ephreli 2022

[L-R]: I-Aoife Shanahan, Joyce, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, ukuphrinta kwe-gelatin yesiliva enethoni ye-selenium; Igridi #2, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, i-selenium-toned silver gelatin ukuphrinta; kanye neGridi #3, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, i-selenium-toned silver gelatin ukuphrinta; isithombe sikaSimon Mills, isithombe sihlonishwa ngumdwebi kanye neGolden Thread Gallery. [L-R]: I-Aoife Shanahan, Joyce, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, ukuphrinta kwe-gelatin yesiliva enethoni ye-selenium; Igridi #2, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, i-selenium-toned silver gelatin ukuphrinta; kanye neGridi #3, 2018, isithombe esiyingqayizivele, i-selenium-toned silver gelatin ukuphrinta; isithombe sikaSimon Mills, isithombe sihlonishwa ngumdwebi kanye neGolden Thread Gallery.

'OXYgen' eGolden I-Thread Gallery, e-Belfast, iwumbukiso womsebenzi wakamuva womculi ozinze e-Dublin, u-Aoife Shanahan. Ihlanganisa i-Project Space, amaphrinti e-gelatin esiliva angu-14 ahlelwa njengepheya, amaqembu amabili kwabathathu kanye nokulandelana okukhulu kwayisithupha. 

Joyce, Igridi #2, Futhi Igridi #3 (2018) yobukhulu obufanayo, wonke afaka amaphethini afana negridi. Ekuqaleni, zibonakala zifana nokukhuhla amalahle - hhayi izinto zemvelo, kodwa esikhundleni sezinto zezimboni, ezinjengalezi ziyizingqikithi zazo ezilinganiselwe zezakhi ezivundlile neziqondile. Ukwelashwa kwabo kukhumbuza umphumela we-threshold kusofthiwe yokukhohlisa izithombe, umehluko oqinile wokumnyama nokumhlophe ophakamisa izindawo eziphakanyisiwe eziphonswe ekukhululekeni. Nokho, uma sibukisisa, Joyce, isibonelo, iqukethe ama-smudges namathoni, ukwakheka, imigqa emincane nezinhlayiya ezinothuli - njengempushana eqoshwe emigqeni nge-razor. 

Igridi #2 iminyene ngokuphawulekayo – ifana nemininingwane enqanyuliwe yesakhiwo esinamabhilidi amakhulu. Igridi #3 alimatasatasa futhi libonakala likhona ngemuva kokwedlulela kwemicimbi Igridi #2. U-Joyce unesihloko sokuvuma kuka-Shanahan ukuthi uma “ebuka lesi siqeshana isikhathi eside ngokwanele, umfanekiso ka-James Joyce nesigqoko sakhe se-bowler esidume kabi ngaso sonke isikhathi sibheka emuva.” Ngiphinde ngihlangabezane nale pareidolia njengoba ngithuthukela kulo mbukiso, ngihlangabezana namagagasi, izitshalo, amakhowe, i-mycelia, ukwakheka kwamadwala nemithala, kulokho ezimweni eziningi, kufanele kube ingxube yezinqubo ezihleliwe nezingahleliwe. 

Isihloko sombukiso, 'OXYgen', sibhekisela ku-'OxyContin', imithi ye-opioid elutha kakhulu esetshenziswa ekwelapheni izinhlungu. Itholakala ngokusemthethweni ngencwadi kadokotela, futhi iyisidakamizwa sasemgwaqeni esivame ukusetshenziswa kabi, esigaywe sibe yimpushana bese siyajovwa noma sihujwe. UShanahan usebenzisa umuthi ngendlela eyimpuphu - kokubili omile futhi omisiwe, kubonakala sengathi - ukudala uchungechunge lwezithombe, uhlobo lokuthatha izithombe ngaphandle kwekhamera olwasungulwa nguMan Ray, Moholy-Nagy nabanye. 

Imisebenzi emithathu yesibili ifana nezigaba ezihlukene zezindawo. Umsebenzi ugxile endaweni encane evundlile, emhlophe evundlile, lapho iphepha lesithombe kufanele ngabe lagoqwa ukuze kwakheke itende, lapho impushana ye-narcotic yawehliselwa khona noma yashayelwa ngaphambi kokuvezwa - isihloko sochungechunge, 'Cascade', mhlawumbe inkomba kule nqubo. . Imiphumela edaliwe ivusa inkanuko. Ku I-Cascade Yephepha Eligoqiwe #17 (2019) kanye I-Cascade Yephepha Eligoqiwe #13 (2019), umugqa omhlophe ophakathi nendawo uba indawo yehlathi enokuqhuma okukhulu komsebenzi ngenhla nangaphansi 'kweleveli ephansi'. Inwebeka kanye kanye phezulu ibheke ku-canopy futhi ijule ngaphansi komhlaba. 

In I-Cascade Yephepha Eligoqiwe #9 (2019) ama-dribbles ahwamukile ashiya imizila eyimpuphu, yakhe imicu emincane emhlophe, njenge-hyphae ephumela ebumnyameni obuyinki. Ngesikhathi esifanayo, ngikhunjuzwa izithombe zasemoyeni zasebusuku, ezifakwe ukukhanya okugxilile kagesi ezindaweni ezakhiwe. Lokhu kushintshwa kwe-micro kuya ku-macro kubonakala kwenye indawo embukisweni, kusukela ochungechungeni oluningiliziwe lwe-'Waves' kuya kuma-swirls kanye nokwakheka komthala I-Cosmic #1 futhi I-Cosmic #2.

Imisebenzi esuka kuchungechunge lwe-'Seascape' kanye 'namagagasi' ahlelwa kusukela kokuncane kuye kokukhulu kuye kokuncane futhi. Ku I-Seascape #4 (2018), amagagasi ashayisana nokwakheka kwamadwala, awashonise ngamagwebu futhi ethumela isifutho emoyeni. Ku I-Seascape #6 (2018) amagagasi angqubuzana nendawo enemisele ekuguquguqukeni kokuzamazama komhlaba, njengamandla amabili alwayo enkathini ethile ekude yokwakheka komhlaba. Ngikhunjuzwa ngochungechunge luka-Tracy Hill lwe-'Matrix of Movement', lapho iciko lishintsha idatha kusuka kubuchwepheshe be-geomatics yezentengiso ukuze lidale izindawo ezigxilile ze-monochromatic. Ku Amagagasi #1 futhi Amagagasi #2, amafomu afana nesikhunta aqoqa yonke indawo etholakalayo, enze amanethiwekhi ezinhlayiya, imifantu namaleji; ziphinde zifane nokwakheka kwesihlabathi esishwabene noma izicubu ngaphansi kwesibonakhulu. Okunye okubili 'Ama-Seascapes' qedela lolu chungechunge oluhehayo, lapho isikali nemininingwane ikhuphuka futhi kamuva inciphe - isingathekiso mhlawumbe sokujaha kwenjabulo kwesivuseleli kanye nokwehla okungenakugwemeka. 

Ngokombhalo wegalari, le misebenzi iwumzamo wokugqamisa indlela i-abstract engasetshenziswa ngayo “njengendlela ephumelelayo yokukhuluma […] ngezinkinga eziphathelene nokulutheka” kanye “nezindaba ezithinta ukumelwa kwezithombe”. UShanahan, oneziqu zekhemisi, uzibandakanye kakhulu nesikhungo esingajwayelekile, umlando ogcwele inkohlakalo nokulutheka kwabantu abaningi ngenxa yokumaketha okunolaka kwabakhiqizi bayo iPurdue Pharma, ephethwe ngumndeni wakwaSackler. Lesi akusona isenzakalo sokuqala lapho kungqubuzana khona izithombe nekhemisi elikhulu. UNan Goldin - naye ongumlutha we-OxyContin olulamayo - ngeqembu lakhe lezishoshovu i-PAIN (I-Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) uthathele umndeni wakwaSackler ngokuqondile ngokwenza imibhikisho ezikhungweni ezinkulu zezobuciko ezihlomule ngeminikelo yawo yokusiza umphakathi. Lokhu kuye kwashukumisela i-Metropolitan Museum eNew York, i-Tate Britain ne-Tate Modern ukuthi isuse ama-plaque anegama lomndeni. Kodwa-ke, ngaphandle kwalokhu kucatshangelwa, imisebenzi kaShanahan ifinyelela ubuhle obumangalisayo nobuyimfihlakalo ngokwayo. 

UJonathan Brennan ungumbungazi ovelele eBelfast.