Let me look at you in the search light – Amanda Coogan


Still Image from The Ladder is Always There performed at CIACLA June 15th 2019 – by Amanda Coogan

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Title: Let me look at you in the search light

Still Image from The Ladder is Always There performed at CIACLA June 15th 2019 – by Amanda Coogan

$220 {includes shipping}

8.5″ x 11″ (paper size)

Archival Digital Print

Edition of 100

Signed and numbered by the artist.

About the artist:

Amanda is an internationally recognised and critically acclaimed artist working across the medias of live art, performance, sculpture and installation. The Irish Times have said, ‘Coogan, whose work usually entails ritual, endurance and cultural iconography, is the leading practitioner of performance in the country’. Her extraordinary work is challenging, provocative and always visually stimulating. Using gesture and context she makes allegorical and poetic works that are multi-faceted, and challenge expected contexts. She is one of the most dynamic contemporary artists practising in live art.

The body, as a site of resistance, is the centrality of Coogan’s work. She encompass a multitude of media; Objects, Text, moving and still image, all circulating around her live performances. Her expertise lies in her ability to condense an idea to its very essence and communicate it through her body. Time is a key material in Coogan’s practice, building controlled instability into the fabric of her work. The long durational aspect of her live presentations invites elements of chaos with the unknown and unpredicted erupting dynamically through her live artworks.

Coogan was awarded the Allied Irish Bank’s Art Prize and has extensively presented and performed her work, including at The Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennial, PS1; New York, The Whitworth Gallery; Manchester, The Museum of Fine Arts; Boston, Van Gogh Museum; Amsterdam and the Manchester International Festival; The MAC, Belfast; The Niemeyer, Aviles. From 2010-2013 Coogan worked with theatre director Robert Wilson on his production The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic where two of her works are quoted; Yellow and Medea. In 2016 the British Council commissioned her to produce Run to the Rock, a mediation on Shakespeare’s text from the Robbin Island bible for their Shakespeare Lives programme. She has just closed a major live exhibition; I’ll sing you a song from around the town, which Artforum described as ‘performance art at its best’.