FIX catalyst arts, belfast and intermedia, cork
Describe was a live event that involved me rendering visable studio
based activity. The piece was seen as an event that allowed the
viewer to come and go through the duration of the six hour performance.
My aim was to transform a space into a working enviornment that
examined looking at built structures and their raison d'etre. I
was engaged in casting a series of plaster objects from such elements
as paint trays, drains, drain junctions etc. This activity was
happening against a backdrop of projected negative images of buildings
and structures in various stages of construction / deconstruction.
The projection engulfed the entire space resulting in the 'workshop'
activity becoming a physical part of the projected image.
The aim of the work was not to be thearetical, but to present a
body of visual information and activities which could be brought
toeghter in a particular format. The piece also attempted to view
activity ( in this case ritualised work ) in a selection of a built
enviornments. This hopefully opened up oppertunity for debate on
the nature of activity and context. Describe resulted in a six
hour event and a series of plaster cast ' byproducts ' after the
6hr live work making plastercasts against backdrop of projected