Galway 'Death Drive'
'Death Drive', Galway Arts Centre's September exhibition, will include three of my videos: Point of Departure (2007), Background (2011) and Areas of Sympathy (2013, still above).
Vanessa Donoso Lopez
Stine Marie Jacobsen
Maximilian Le Cain
Curated by Maeve Mulrennan
Galway Arts Centre
September 7 – October 5 2013
Opening reception 6pm Friday 6th September
Death Drive is a group exhibition by four artists; Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Maximilian Le Cain and Siobhán McGibbon.
The artists were invited to explore the idea of Freud’s Death Drive within their practices. Freud’s theory claimed that each person has a drive towards becoming an inorganic state; it is what pushes us into reimagining and re-enacting traumas; either literally or through our relationships with other people and places throughout our lifetimes. For this exhibition, Donoso Lopez, Le Cain, Jacobsen and McGibbon were specifically asked to consider the actions of repetition and re-enactment as forms of dealing with trauma and traumatic memories. (Maeve Mulrennan)