Leaving Behind, 2019

The water disc gauges an uninterrupted thought, a meditation on loss. The making of it carried me through the day, from the morning till the evening when most of the work was done. I removed swamp and water plants with my hands, no tools involved. That way I made loss a physical experience and created a clearing in an old water reservoir that reflected the sun, the moon, the clouds and the sky in a historic mining site on Brow Head, West Cork, Ireland.

Removed plants, water
5.5 m diameter

This work was commissioned by Lay of the Land during Tombolo 19, a site-responsive residency in Ireland. The work was a collaboration between myself and artist Antonia Beard, Brenda Kearney, Melanie King, Millie Egan and Sofia Arredondo.

Photos @Katrin Hanusch, Antonia Beard

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