Inhabit - Mick Fortune
The Presentation Centre Presents
An Exhibition of Work by Mick Fortune
18th August – 29th September 2017
In conjunction with the Wexford Arts Centre
The Presentation Centre Enniscorthy is proud to host an exhibition of work by visual artist, Mick Fortune.
Fortune's work investigates the relationship between individuals and the space in which they exist. With reference to pre narrative cinema, Jungian psychology and Mythology the unstructured nature of events intends to allude to the presence of the camera as a mere coincidental event in a recurring cycle of decay.
With a strong emphasis on lighting Fortune enables the figures to merge into the surroundings, as the events unfold and a sense of foreboding is heightened. As a result of this the performers exist in a sense of suspended animation, drifting through the space which takes significance above their existence.
More recent work is the result of collaborations with performance artists, writers and poets. With emphasis on the deconstruction and subsequent reconstruction of the written word, the work alludes to the power structures present in our relations with individuals.
Dasein (2016) The process of decay reanimates an environment. Within this industrial tomb the individual exists but does not live. Repetition and monotony are engrained heavily in behaviours reflected in the merging between the space and the individual.
Lilim (2017) The portrayal of Jungs archetypal madwoman. Behind the wallpaper lies something both unsettling and nourishing.
Diary (2017) A collaboration with performance artist Ruth Flynn. Based on the diary’s of several individuals this piece intends to merge the experiences of each to form a visual representation of the loss of the child.
Bodies (2017) Made in response to a poem by Natasha Everitt. The performers exist in a space “eternally filled with the mould of others”.
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