Saturday, February 07, 2009


My new video installation Letter from Echo will be exhibited as part of the Fruit Cakes and Furry Collars show at the Bridge House Bed and Breakfast in Skibbereen, West Cork, late next week. This exhibition, curated by Sandra Minchin, consists of art works that somehow respond to the eccentric kitsch-'Victorian' decor of this very singular guest house.

Letter from Echo is a mannerist spin on the myth of Narcissus and Echo, again exploring the sensory limits of the protagonist. Narcissus-as-Dandy is embodied by Thomas Doolin and Echo's voice is provided by Sara Jane Power, echoing an overheated image of nature into the stifling, Huysmanian shadow-realm visible on screen.