Celina Muldoon | Live Installation/Performance at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Saturday 27 May, 8pm

Adorned in lavishly constructed costumes, multiple performers interact with and invite audience participation to interrogate and challenge notions around stereotypical ideas of representation and identity. The event commences with a voyeuristic tableaux and transfigures into a role swapping spectacle. Militaristic helmets adorned with go-pro cameras; live footage streamed to monitors positioned among the audience. How do we respond when the gaze is flipped? What unfolds when…’The Watcher’… becomes… The Watched? The farce plays out; perpetual; nonsensical; tit for tat squabbling; resonating; an underlying collective understanding. We are passively and unconsciously subject to constant scrutiny.

This ‘Untitled’ live interactive installation is an architecturally informed response to Studio 6 and The Atrium Space in TBG+S. Referring to Foucault’s Panopticon theory, Judith Butler’s ‘Gender Performativity’ and analysing the body as representation of political agency, the work is realised through a sci-fi re-enactment of mythological narratives. Designed by Jeremy Benthom in 1798 the Panopticon is a laconic architectural construct of modern disciplinary power. With this in mind Muldoon attempts to initiate dialogue between the elliptical aspect of Temple Bar Gallery and Studios’ Atrium space and Bentham’s design.

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