labial, 2016

Video Installation, Inverted Truncated Pyramid, Acrylic Perspex
Duration.
Licky 00 mins 35 sec (looped)
Gaggy 01 mins 01 sec (looped)

Scarlet Poises 2016, curated by Brendan Fox.
Sculpture and Combined Media Third Year Exhibition.
Old Presentation School, Sexton St.
Limerick.
21.04.2016 - 24.04.2016

Working with language and the spoken sound, I am drawn to the performative aspects of speech, the mouth and how it moves. Inhaling, exhaling, manipulating air to create sounds, utterances, reverberations and its transient nature. Breaking speech down to it's simplest gestures, abstracting it in the process. Investigating language on a meta-level, I try to understand language. Transforming it into art, language becomes an ornament.

Using structural forms and the reflection of multiple images to mirror the abstract nature of the work. The creation of holograms gives the work a presence. It takes a personality of its own, heads floating in space, resembling natural forms which relate to the viewer.The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

adjective
1.ANATOMY
relating to the lips.
ZOOLOGY
resembling or serving as a lip, lip-like part, or labium.

2.PHONETICS
(of a consonant) requiring partial or complete closure of the lips (e.g. p, b, f, v, m, w ), or (of a vowel) requiring rounded lips (e.g. oo in m oo n).

noun
PHONETICS
noun: labial; plural noun: labials
1.a labial sound.