Final act for Animal Opera as closing event discusses work

For those of you who couldn’t make the opening of Animal OPERA, you may be interested in the closing event at 5pm in the Leitrim sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton on Wednesday 31st October.

For those of you who couldn’t make the opening of Animal OPERA, you may be interested in the closing event at 5pm in the Leitrim sculpture Centre, Manorhamilton on Wednesday 31st October.

The artist will lead a walk-through the work in the gallery, and will discuss her ideas an approach in the making of the work.

Animal OPERA is a body of new work created as a result of an Artist Residency Award at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, 2012.
Woods has here returned to her roots in sculpture, employing a range of material processes, including the materiality of sound, to generate a series of installations and wall/floor based objects across the
three spaces of the gallery.

The work in the exhibition focuses on a field of interactions between humans and other animals. Continuities and connections across animal and material forms are explored, mapping an alternative topology of human/ animal relations.

The artist engages critically with the role that ‘looking at animals’ plays in our attitude to the non-human world: as a result, lenses, blind spots and systems of notation are explored visually and aurally.

Animal OPERA is presented as a gallery exhibition, a website, an online essay by the artist and an audio work for dissemination through web channels -

www.fionawoodsartist.wix.com/animalopera

The sound work runs for approx 15 minutes. The gallery will be open from 4.30pm and anyone attending the talk is invited to come early in order to hear the sound work fully before the talk begins.