Date(s) - 05/12/2019 - 01/02/2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre
Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to our exhibition opening on Thursday 5th December from 6pm – 8pm.
Exhibition runs until Saturday 1st February 2020 | 10am – 6pm
Admission is free
Dream the End is an ongoing experiment born of obsession and loss – an attempt to reconstitute a lost city, a vanished civilisation, a family disappeared.
It is a map of oedipal desire and its potential for violent and destructive excess; a cross generational collaboration, an analysis of the flow of intra-subjective trauma, a matrixial duet.
It is a search for presence within a lost ocean of immaterial absence, a grasping at how little we know, can ever know, and now never will. How little photographs can say. It is a re-presencing of the dead and a re-telling of grief.
It is also a telling of my mother’s story, the story of our relationship, its intensity, and its end.
‘Especially intriguing… a rich, novelistic -or filmic – texture.’ – Hugh Linehan, The Irish Times
‘A work of mourning, loss and memory… a sort of imaginative, open-ended and unresolved link between the past and the present.’ -Justin Carville, Visual Artists Ireland