My Death

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Abstract

Commissioned for the Kilkenny Arts Festival, this looped audio work (duration 8 minutes 25 seconds) was created specifically to be sited in St. John’s Priory, a thirteenth-century Augustinian chapel. A male narrator, speaking in a dispassionate tone of voice, recounts a litany of flaws. Less negative, personal attributes are dispersed throughout the body of the monologue, but it is the narrator’s shortcomings that seem to dominate. Locating this work within the context of a priory, the site itself brought a number of additional associations to the audio work, thus the piece was presented solely as an audio installation, with the building itself providing visual context. This work investigated contemporary explorations of the sublime, particularly as constructed in cinema and theatre, to make connections between interior (personal / psychological) and exterior (natural / phenomenological) understandings of the sublime. In its use of language, the piece engages with writers and dramatists such as, Samuel Beckett and James Kelman.
LanguageEnglish
Size1
Publication statusPublished - 8 Aug 2008
EventKilkenny Arts Festival - St. John's Priory / Kilkenny
Duration: 8 Aug 200817 Aug 2008

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Priory
Narrator
Kilkenny
Chapel
Augustinians
Arts Festivals
Psychological
Writer
Language
Cinema
Litany
Samuel Beckett
Dramatist
Monologue

Keywords

  • Audio
  • site-specific
  • narrator
  • monologue
  • inner dialogue.

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My Death. McIntyre, Mary (Author). 2008. Event: Kilkenny Arts Festival, St. John's Priory / Kilkenny.

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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