Silver House - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Silver House

A film installation by Laura Gannon with sound by Susan Stenger

20 Sept 2019 - 26 Jan 2020 |

Silver House presents a narrativity and a cinematic conception of a space configured between a woman, Eilish Lavelle, whose voice we hear, and her architectural vision for her home in Goleen, West Cork.

This work features a collaboration with composer Susan Stenger who has incorporated the sounds of the West Cork landscape and the house where the work was filmed to create a new audio composition.
Gannon’s new works oscillate between drawing, sculpture and painting. Accompanying the video work will be an abstract drawing on linen. Gannon describes these works as “sculptural drawings” or “performative drawings”, suggesting both their raw physicality and directness.

About the Artist:
Laura Gannon is an Irish artist born in Galway. She lives and works in London and West Cork. Recent solo exhibitions include Kate MacGarry, London, 2018. Espace Croisé, Centre d’Art Contemporain, France, 2016. Silver House, Uillinn; West Cork Arts Centre, Ireland, 2015. Group shows include Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, May 2018. Folly: Art After Architecture, Glucksman Gallery, Cork, 2014. A House of Leaves, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, 2013.

Image Credit: Laura Gannon, Silver House, film still, 2015