Sunday, August 31, 2014

Human Resources

Promotional material (with Andrew Haining http://www.andrewhaining.com):



Original wall text:



Installation views (Human Resources: Grey room: Z.O'Mahoney. All images: Andrew Haining):






Installation included:
Video essay: Suspension of Judgement, 2014. 17 mins.,
Text work and corresponding sound work: Record of the Present: an object, 2014.
Chewed bread sculpture ("Suspension of Judgement" leftovers), 2014. Chewed bread, mirror, birdbath, red wine.
(In asylums in the late 19th/early 20th century, patients would make sculpture out of chewed bread due to the lack of resources.)
Artist studio parking bay was set up where people could sign up to have their portraits painted for the low low price of a bottle of wine. My grandfather used to hand over his pay check to my grandmother each week and draw people in the pub for beers.
I've probably left things out...