Thursday, 8 September 2011

When darkness falls from the air - Solo Exhibition by Hannah Breslin

The content of the work derives from two distinct but not dissimilar sources. The first source is Emily Dickinson's poem 'I heard a fly buzz when I died' which describes the physical act of dying punctuated by a fly buzzing around the room. The second source is the psychological phenomenon of depersonalisation which can be described as the feeling of being divorced from ones own personal physicality. Both of these sources depict a splitting between the physical and psychological self. The work attempts to manifest this intangible sense of splitting in a number of ways. The video works illustrate the desire to regain control of the body - to become real/whole again - to reintegrate the physical and the psychological. The installations represent an attempt to become 're-grounded' in reality while the fly from Emily Dickinson's poem represents reality in all its mundanity. The overarching theme is one of psychological and personal crisis.

This is Hannah's  first solo outing and features new video and installation work. The show opens on Friday the 9th of September @ 6pm and runs until the 1st of October. The gallery opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday - Friday : 10am - 5.30pm
Saturday : 11am - 5pm

nag @ Cross Gallery
59 Francis Street
Dublin 8

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