10th Jan 2019
‘SAPLINGS’ is based on a speakeasy my granddad worked + drank at in New York in 1920’s. Run by my great uncle Johnny – it supported my father’s family until its closure during Prohibition, resulting in my father + his brothers being sent home to a 1930’s County Tyrone.
‘SAPLINGS’ starts with the bottle, as object, and explores our relationship to material, as physical but flawed representations of inner experience.
'SAPLINGS' contd: beer, water, urine, puc waste pipes, peanuts, gelatine, seaweed, potatoes, potato sack, glass, fleece, bank notes, pulped women’s magazines, stick, media player, sound, chicken bones, puffa jacket (cut up), chillies, straw, fabric, plaster, eggs, condoms, vinyl, water, shearling, concrete, sausages, racket tape, silicone, heat magazine, plumbing bracket, gelcoat resin, plastic.
Soothers, objects for the mouth, nursery, tail of straw, the mouth, Kardashians, one use, bat, food, work, wealth, poverty, addiction, paranormal, hands, dummies, teats, octopus, aliens, super critical, earth, intelligence/sentience, dust, crows, super normal, landfills, fatbergs, shit, throw away. etc.
w/ *Molly Hennigan
Text: 'THE SNUG' 2018 (invited response to exhibition 'Saplings')
Ref.:Granny, Women Drinking Pints
*Lerosa (Leopoldo Rosa) and Sibyl Montague
‘Sediments’ 2018 Sound, Duration: 03:04'
Listen @ https://soundcloud.com/sibylmontague/sediments-2018
Ref.: *”Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolff?” – Edward Albee, 1964, Toxic drunks, ice + glass, Being drunk – granular synthesizer, narrative sonic arc of drinking/falling apart
*DM me and I’ll share film ”Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolff?” + collaboration works:
NATURE IS OUR TEACHER
Sibyl Montague is a visual artist based in Dublin. She is also co-founder and co-curator of PLASTIK, a festival of artists' moving image in Dublin. You can find them on @sibylague (IG/instagram) OR www.sibylmontague.com. Montague is currently studio resident at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin.