Cahill, C., 2014.
Illuminating the Wake
|Brief Description/Editor(s):||Exhibition timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of 'Finnegans Wake' and ‘Bloomsday’ week 2014. Features a selection of images in the form of mappings, drawings, prints, paintings and bookworks|
|Venue:||DarcSpace gallery, Dublin|
|Dates:||12th May - 17th June 2014,|
|Number of Works:||21|
The work exhibited consists of drawings, paintings, maps, prints, large format prints, artists' book, notebooks annotated text, slideshow.
Documentation: Photographic record, information sheet.
The exhibition at DarcSpace is timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the publication of 'Finnegans Wake' and with the celebrations of ‘Bloomsday’ week. It features a selection of images in the form of mappings, drawings, prints, paintings and bookwork etc. - made response to Finnegans Wake since the mid-nineties, but particularly since 2010. Some of the works are singular and respond directly and intuitively to specific aspects of the text, others result from more systematic, close reading and drawing responses, working through the text page by page as part of my PhD study of the visuality of 'the Wake'. The use of diverse media reflects my attempts to envision some of the different attributes and qualities in Joyce’s profoundly experimental language. The exhibition is designed to make visible the process of reading-through-drawing and to foreground the pleasure to be had from imaginative immersion in 'the Wake'.