Now Playing on the Learning Commons' Digital Art Wall...
Irene Loughlin, Visual Arts Dept., Brock University
"Dowsing is a video performance of an invented ritual and a meditation on the rotation of time disassociated from a specific historical moment, but also referencing a time outside of the present via the signifiers of the central figure's clothing. The woman is submerged in an environment that will no longer exist in the future. The objective of this ongoing body of work is to create obscure rituals of modernity 'at and for the end of the world'. The title of this series refers to both a geographic location and a psychic space. Dowsing (and other works in this series presented concurrently at the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre Gallery) take place within island and coastal areas (the west coast of Canada, the west coast of Ireland, and Guatemala City) - loci where the presence of water or a lack thereof hangs in the balance."
Concurrent to the screening of Dowsing on the Learning Commons Digital Wall, photographs and drawings from the series 'Clare Projects' and 'Rituals at/for the End of the World' will be featured in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre Gallery from November 17 - November 30th 2014.
An image from Dowsing