28.07.10 Esther Teichmann in 'Mythologies' solo exhibition at Severed Head, Dublin

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Thursday September 16 to Tuesday October 19
Severed Head, 16 Lower Mount St. Dublin 2

Within large scale photographic and film works fragmented bodies in hues of pale blues and liquid, inky blacks or staged images within sweaty jungle undergrowth painted with psychadelic dripping inks, Teichmann examines ideas of loss and an impossible return, of grief and a sense of inherited home-sickness.

Drawing upon a range of references and source materials, from Orientalist painting to literature, ‘Mythologies’ looks at the fantasy of the maternal life and that of the lover before we entered theirs, playing with ideas of an impossible return to a fictionalized, possibly primordial, imagined place.

“…At the heart of the work is the experience of the primal loss of the mother, who necessarily turns away, as Teichmann’s mother does in some of the photographs.”
Carol Mavor, Love in Black and Blue

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