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In Plura, a film work commissioned by South Tipperary County Council, Daphne Wright uses 18th-century classical sculpture as a source of her work. Wright presents an intricate film work in which a web of fragmented figurative forms are enveloped by the guttural sounds of male and female phonetic voices. The voices and fractured bodies submerge the spectator in a world of remembering or loss of memory recalling a struggle with language, conversation and relationships.

Daphne Wright is known for her unsettling yet poignant sculptural installations which use a variety of techniques and materials including photography, plaster, tinfoil, sound, voice and video. She has also worked on larger scale public art projects, working with artists across disciplines, architects, writers and theatre professionals to create works that are concerned with the ineffable. Born in Ireland in 1963, Daphne Wright lives between Dublin and Bristol.

Daphne Wright’s Plura is shown alongside E.gress, an audio-visual artwork, produced as part of a collaboration between artists Marie Brett and Kevin O‘Shanahan and the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. The artwork creatively explores the concept of absence and presence and how ambiguous loss theory relates to the experience of dementia.

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About the Artist

Daphne Wright b.1963

Daphne Wright (born 1963) studied at the National College of Art and Design and Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic. Working in sculpture, film, print and installation, Wright considers ideas of language and communication, faith, ageing and death within her diverse artistic practice. Wright has exhibited in Ireland and Europe since the 1990s. Her work is represented in major public collections including the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow; Hamburger Kunsthalle, and the Arts Council of England.
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