In Search of Antidote- Encountering Catharsis
In search of Antidote-Intercepting Psychosis is proposed work for PEPA it is about it is a process to find an antidote understanding the subconscious thoughts through various ritual processes. These rituals inspired by my cultural shamanistic practices which are incorporated in my work with profound metaphoric connotations. The idea is to undergo experiential cathartic effect on both for my audiences and myself.
Catharsis, Purification, Healing, Filtration, and Condensation & Extraction of Pure Self are essential elements in my works. Through various approaches which are Ephemeral, Spontaneous & Interactive in Nature. Key areas of my concerns have been Humanitarian, related to War, Crimes, Migration, Women's issues, and Socio-political, Psychological and Philosophical aspects. All these thoughts go in the process of Distillation (psychologically/ physical) relating to concerning issues. Collect the research material and the sources to finally, extracting a purified element out of it. It helps in the process of healing. My work encapsulated with Process of Distillation metaphorically may be applied to all areas of concerns/ issues addressed in works like socio-political, Ecological, Environmental, Psychological, Philosophical and Existential questions about Life &Humanity. As an individual who is part of a social structure, a self who has to navigate through repercussions of socio-political upheavals, develop perspicacity on related human issues, and on a personal level of existence coping with an emotive response of alienation, insecurity, fear, the by-product of our "Post Modern" era. The duality of exploration reflects the concepts underlying in works. I outline my art practice as Multidisciplinary as my art practice has evolved through practice in various mediums like Performance, Printmaking, Painting. My focus has been to blend this medium of art into an interdisciplinary language.
Sandra Corrigan Breathnach is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in Performance Art, her practice includes elements of Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Video and Sound, Corrigan – Breathnach recently created and organised R-A-W a new Bbeyond online Performance Art Video Exhibition, she also initiated and Curated ‘Somatic Distortion’ a performance art event which she developed with the L.S.C. & The Glens Centre in 2019. Corrigan – Breathnach is Co-Chairperson of the performance art organisation Bbeyond Belfast
‘The fundamental core of my practice deals with states of phenomenological expression of self and connectivity of the physical and meta-physical. Through this expression my life is given meaning, it is the search for meaning within my life, that has brought my work to its current manifestation. Performance Art allows me to enter an existential plain, where the vein of an innate knowledge as Beings in this world is explored through both live and photographic mediums, culminating in a lexicon of works that seek to communicate, focusing on the narrative between objects and action, with live works incorporating vibrations of sound and energy, developing forms through performance actions and mark making. Intent on transcending ego my work lifts me to a heightened state of communication exploring natural materials as means of expression to connect and open discourse, exploring the temporal tensions in relation to identity, seeking to go beyond the shroud of modern life.’
After the performances we will have Q&A with the participation of ANDRE STITT