Lookup NU author(s): Dr Joseph Noonan-Ganley
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
SOMETHING TO BE SCARED OF is the title of the second chapter of Julia Kristeva’s ‘Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection’ (1982), which considers the relationship between fear and language. Fear precedes text, Kristeva writes, it is ‘proto-writing’, but is also the name given to expression that cannot be interpreted or sensibly codified in adult, proper, masculine language. SOMETHING 3 BE SCARED OF is situated in the spaces between texts, bodies, desire, and fear. Keogh’s film skims over the interior of a dilapidated starship: various textures and surfaces glisten in the light of the camera as it’s lone inhabitant struggles to locate himself in time. The movement of zippers in Noonan-Ganley’s video work traces exposure and seclusion arising from the dresses and homoerotic drawings of the couturier Charles James. Stupart's 16mm film and performance refigures ecological disaster as traumatic event; sited on the skins of melting polar ice caps.
Artist(s): Noonan-Ganley J, Stupart L, Keogh S
Publication type: Exhibition
Publication status: Published
Number of Pieces: 1
Media of Output: Video installation