Cow, Bull, Cattle

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“While his mind wanders from the idea of futuristic foods and the yummy taste of a burger, he remembers the time when he climbed trees as a child.”

Sound piece and text about our relationship with our environment and suroundings installed in a field of the town of Askeaton Ireland. I infiltrated and followed a local hunt around the Askeaton hinterland. Franticly running along riverbanks and over ditches to keep up with packs of dogs, minks and cunning otters who all escape to safety, my experience acted as a very literal form of fieldwork! The artwork was presented through text, drawings and as an audio piece emanating from underneath a whitethorn bush. Its central character, told through a rambling narrative, is a seemingly isolated figure who desires a meaningful relationship with the objects and rituals surrounding him.

This work was produced during the residency “Welcome to the neighborhood” in Askeaton Contemporary Arts run by Michele Horrigan and Sean Lynch.

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Instal·lació sonora produïda per la residència “Welcome to the Neighborhood” al poble Askeaton Irlanda. Aquesta peça sorgeix d’un procés de recerca en el teixit local de la localitat i acompanyar una caça local de bisó pels rius i camps del territori.
Vinculant aquest procés amb un text produït pel col·lectiu de Barcelona Nyamnyam sobre els processos materials i social de l’àmbit de l’alimentació es construeix un relat que qüestiona diferents aspectes relacionats amb l’alienació, la globalització i la distopia. L’obra consisteix en una veu greu quasi monstruosa que s’emet des de dins un arbust. La veu reflexiona sobre el procés de distanciament de l’entorn immediat, social i material que podem viure tant en espais rurals d’Irlanda com a la ciutat de Barcelona.

 

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