Relationships play a significant role in our identities and are at the very core of our existence. They are complex, multifaceted, full of harmonies, desires, hopes, dreams, successes and failures. Such dualities, which also inform this work, are perhaps best encapsulated by the keywords devotion and sacrifice. This project touches on these opposites often by using inversion: the string with which we link ourselves is strong but also incredibly fragile. We are bound through our mouths by or words, our kisses that are simple wooden X’s but can also be crosses. The public nature of relationships is made private by encasing small-scaled images in the form of an intimate photographic diary, while private performances are made overtly public by use of large-scale images.
(source: https://davidfarrell.org/archive/communion-with-gudok-1992-1996/one/)1 (150-250 words)
About the Artist
David Farrell born Dublin (1961), read Chemistry at UCD graduating with a Ph.D in 1987. He has worked independently and on communion projects with Gogo Della Luna (Gudòk). Received the European Publishers Award for Photography in 2001 for Innocent Landscapes and has published three further books, Nè vicino nè lontano. A Lugo (2007), The Swallowing Tree (2014) and Before, During, After…Almost (2016). He has exhibited internationally including Houston FotoFest 2006, on four occasions at the Festival Internazionale di Fotografia, Rome and in China in 2008 and 2010.2
Gudók was born in Rome in 1967. He has ‘died several times since’ and arrived in Dublin on the 21st of October 1991.
(source: page 63 of Even in the sweetest embrace the lover asserts a sense of solitude)
External links & References
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