3 min piece of footage documenting the show which includes a voiceover by artist, Naomi Sex describing the various aspects of exhibition, All This Surface and Silence, shown at the RHA.
This show marks the first major solo exhibition by visual artist Naomi Sex. All this Surface and Silence aims to reflect on the ideas and work that have framed her practice throughout the past decade. It connects to a long running body of research concerning the perceived vocational life style choice of the artist – what that supposedly represents and how it contradicts the subtle, social politics of the reputation-based economy within the contemporary art world. These concerns are manifested in pre-existing works including performance and sound pieces in conjunction with a newly commissioned text piece produced specifically for the RHA. The exhibition attempts to playfully – yet critically – express the tension and pressures to perform not only as an artist, but also as an individual navigating the post-Catholic reign on Irish society. The show uses various materials and guises to articulate these ideas: including a pitch from a used-car salesman, a track from an unknown, Irish hip hop artist and a note to God.
Naomi Sex, All this Surface and Silence, Performance: Car Dealing – Making Art, performed by Darina Gallagher
NB: Photography or filming are not permitted during the performance. See review here: Circa Art Magazine
Image: Naomi Sex, Installation shot, text based sculptural work entitled Note To God, 2017, Photography Adam Gibney, Image courtesy of the artist.