‘NEW FAITH LOVE SONG’ by Garrett Phelan comprises an ambitious off-site live performance.
The live performance sound work involved the bell-ringers of both Christ Church Cathedral and St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin city centre, it took place from 9.00 to 9.25pm on Thursday, 21 June 2012. For this piece, Phelan worked with the bells of the cathedrals to create a live conversation between these two iconic religious monuments. The bell-ringing dialogue acted as a declaration pronouncing the arrival of ‘New Faith’. This proclamation of ‘New Faith’ is inspired by a loss of faith and the consequential intermediary period of faithlessness, leading to the reconstruction and manifestation of ‘New Faith’. This work symbolises the realisation of ‘New Faith’, culminating in a ‘bell-ringing’ celebration that evokes the optimism that can stem from the inexplicable.
|Medium||Wood, gold vinyl lettering/ gloss paint/goose neck dynamic microphone/cable/xlr jack|
|Dimensions||120 x 90 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Donation, 2013|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Irish artist Garrett Phelan’s art practice directly engages the audience with immersive site-specific drawing projects, FM radio broadcasts, sculptural installations, photography and animation. He has exhibited widely, including the 11th Lyon Biennial, France; 4th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; SMART Project Space, Amsterdam; ICA, London; The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh; Kunstverein, Hannover; Art Statements, Basel 39; Manifesta 5, San Sebastian and a solo exhibition at IMMA in 2012.View Artist
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