Susan Buttner, hands, 2018, RDS VAA Exhibition, installation photograph, Louis Haugh, RDS, Dublin.
TEXT/ Architecture, Spaces of Interaction and Everyday Power, 2018, RDS VAA Exhibition, curated by Amanda Coogan
Set within the modernist architecture at the Inchicore College of Further Education, Buttner engaged with the relationship of art to architecture, with spaces of interaction, and with everyday power. Exploring the female body as object and subject, through sculpture, performance, film and critical thinking. On completion the art objects, were packed in crates, (representative of process), and installed against the backdrop of a film. Providing the space in which the value of process could be explored, was an integeral part of this work. Special thanks to Donnchadh Clancy, Principal (ICFE), Marian Lennon, Course Director of Dance, Linda Higgins, Dance Tutor, the staff in ICFE, and all participants in the development and rehearsal process.
Written, directed and edited by Susan Buttner
Camera: Gareth Stack
Movement devised in collaboration with performers: Saoirse Doyle, Danielle Gillick, Claire Greene, Rachel Holmes, Aoife Kane.
This body of work formed part of Buttner's MFA graduate exhibition at NCAD and was selected for the RDS Visual Artist Awards Exhibition 2018, curated by Amanda Coogan.