Line of Enquiry, O’Connell’s video-installation examines the human condition, one’s overwhelming need to achieve, to comprehend, to search out and find that missing something, whether it be a thing, a person, something spiritual or an answer to a question that one perceives will make one whole. As narratives, we are each of us unique in one’s search, each a singular narrative, a biography with a singular outcome, constructed continually, unconsciously, through one’s perceptions, one’s thoughts, feelings, actions and, not least, one’s discourse. The installation depicts the unremitting physical search by 12 non-descript actors for something never revealed. The actors are kitted out in white forensic body suits and each clutching a red and white pole used to aid in their continuous search through multiple terrains, i.e. forests, woodlands and baron landscapes etc.
“It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness.”
Karl Marx, A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
Exhibitions, Video Installations
9th December 2015