Silent Spring | Geraldine Timlin at Artlink

 

Silent Spring | Geraldine Timlin at Artlink Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/11/2021 - 05/12/2021
10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
Artlink

Website
https://www.artlink.ie/

Email
info@artlink.ie

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Silent Spring is a much anticipated solo exhibition by Geraldine Timlin, a well known Buncrana based artist who has a long association with Artlink, working with the founders in the early days designing and delivering collaborative community-based arts projects. Her artistic practice explores aspects of deep ecology and our interconnectedness with the natural environment. She uses photography and film as tools in her creative investigation of environment and space, building a visual narrative of place and being.

Silent Spring draws on the philosophy of Buddhism and deep ecology, looking in depth at the actual reality of humanity’s relationship within the natural world. The exhibition presents photography and video, recorded by Geraldine during the lockdowns of Spring 2020 and 2021. Photographic panels merge landscapes and rivers, human form and trees, representing our interconnectedness within the ecosystem. A short meditative film projection with immersive sound, designed by Pedro Rebelo, invites the viewer to share the stillness and flow of the natural world.

The title of the exhibition is a reference to a pivotal piece of writing by the mother of environmentalism, Rachel Carson. In 1964, Carson foretold of a future where we would experience a silent spring, where no birdsong would be heard because ecosystems risked being eradicated as an effect of the human overuse of DDT and pesticides.

Silent Spring is an invitation to come along and be present. It is a distillation of recorded space, sound and stillness – a chance to contemplate the questions: where do we go next, as individuals, as a community and society? Do we return to the speed of life before restrictions were imposed? Have we been offered this pause in our existence to reflect and recognise our place in the deep ecology of the planet?

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