HUNGRY LUNGS | 2019 - 2020

 

Change is life’s inevitable companion; devoted to one another - a symbiosis. Shifts can take place rapidly, monumentally or cursory, propelling nature into a continual state of adaptation; an ineffable metamorphosis. What may first appear as misfortune transmutes and divides, compelling one to change position, to grow, to acquire: to evolve. Change triples its image, urging us to capitalise on an opportunity to learn, both subjectively and on a broader political scale. 

Change destabilizes, provokes, heightens our fears and anxieties as our animal passions flare up in fight or flight. Incubating on a phenomenology of panic we seek escape from the psychic torture of realities we find intolerable; libidinal energy shifts to resist rupture and manage the unbearable. The same ideological gloss is seen in its inversion: sudden change releases us, severing our attachment to the Imaginary. Stagnation is agitated and we embrace its vertigo in dialectical prefiguration.  

Hungry Lungs speaks to the unforeseen, a staggering rhetorical shift that generates a primitive craving for the familiar. A cathexis towards the before. The work confronts us, provokes us with eyes of examination whilst simultaneously offering a departure from the every day.  We’re invited to explore new environments, exuberantly budding, diving head first into a change that births us into existence.  

 

 

Written by Jill Tegan Doherty and Dr.Estelle Hoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deaf Mute
Deaf Mute

2019 | oil on canvas | 160cm x 140cm

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Deaf Mute (detail)
Deaf Mute (detail)

2019 | oil on canvas | 160cm x 140cm

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As We Disappear
As We Disappear

2019 | oil on canvas | 160cm x 130cm

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As We Disappear (detail)
As We Disappear (detail)

2019 | oil on canvas | 160cm x 130cm

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The Soft Centre of Bone
The Soft Centre of Bone

2019 | oil on canvas | 140cm x 140cm

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The Soft Centre of Bone (detail)
The Soft Centre of Bone (detail)

2019 | oil on canvas | 140cm x 140cm

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Beyond Everywhere
Beyond Everywhere

2020 | oil on canvas | 140cm x 135cm

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Beyond Everywhere (detail)
Beyond Everywhere (detail)

2020 | oil on canvas | 140cm x 135cm

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Jellyfish II
Jellyfish II

2019 | oil on board | 70cm x 70cm

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Jellyfish III
Jellyfish III

2019 | oil on board | 50cm x 30cm

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