This Saturday, October 27 Siobhan McDonald will be in conversation with Katherine Waugh for Artists Talk from 5pm.
Siobhan Mc Donald’s work, Seism, is currently showing in Gallery 1 of The Dock. To mark the end of the exhibition The Dock has programmed an artist’s talk with Siobhan. This is a free event and offers the audience an opportunity to delve a little deeper into the art work exhibited in Seism and McDonald’s art practice as a whole.
Siobhan will be in conversation with Katherine Waugh a writer and filmmaker based in Galway. She is co-director, with Fergus Daly, of The Art of Time (2010), a film that explores philosophies of temporality in contemporary art, film and architecture. A questions and answers session will follow the discussion.
The talk is open to all, taking place in a friendly informal manner. We encourage anyone with an interested ear to take up the opportunity to enjoy the galleries of The Dock and some good old banter.
Siobhan McDonald’s work explores the idea of studying ‘nature’. Her recent works have been triggered by the eruptive nature of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, alluding to tensions between chaos and entropy, and between the teleological and the merely random.
For Seism, she employs geology as a language to conceive an understanding of time and our relationship to a constantly evolving environment, juxtaposing new artworks in poetic relation with historical and geological artefacts. Early 20th century Jesuit seismograms from The School of Cosmic Physics, (DIAS) and a series of newly realized works—drawings, paintings, video and sound works — consider and reflect on the volcano, history, technology and mans’ recordings of events, as they interconnect with human experience through the physicality of the surrounding landmass.
Siobhan McDonald has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is in many private collections around the world. www.siobhanmcdonald.com