InterAccess is pleased to partner with Sunday Drive Projects to present three works by Robert Donnelly in Warkworth, Ontario:
One must Eradicate
A music-box-like construction of a typewriter conjoined with a conveyor belt, repeatedly typing on a loop of paper, “the errors one has sown into oneself, one must eradicate in this way, and every time one makes a mistake one must start over.” As the exhibition progresses, the precision and legibility break down.
Part in the motion
Three translations of the same text taken from Søren Kierkegaard’s Either/Or. Imposed upon a screen of light, the sentences are divided into parts where the translators use the same words. A sheet of 3M optical film splits the image of the text in two, casting one line of text upon the other.
And yet, and yet – yes,
Six translations of the same text taken from Søren Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling. Imposed upon a screen of light, the sentences are divided into parts where the translators use the same words. A sheet of 3M optical film splits the image of the text in two, casting one line of text upon the other.
The works use text from the work of Søren Kierkegaard in a repetitive manner that both allows one to focus in on its content and at the same time, make nearly illegible. The repetition is produced differently in the kinetic and light screen works. In one, the text is typed out over itself in a loop as the mechanisms of the machine gradually wear out. In the latter the text is presented in multiple English translations and then split with an optical film causing one line of text to rest on top of the other. These works trade in total legibility for devices that grab the viewer’s attention and communicate on a more indirect level.
Robert Donnelly is a multidisciplinary artist who often employs performance, metal fabrication, video, electronics and text. His work frequently references parables and themes from works of the Danish writer Søren Kiekregaard. Donnelly studied fine art with an emphasis in sculpture at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands and the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto, where he received his BFA in 2011. He is currently working in Copenhagen at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center and the Danish Art Workshops. His work was first exhibited at InterAccess in 2013 as part of the Emerging Artists Exhibition, Never Ever Whole.
Sunday Drive presents Warkworth is a three-week exhibition taking place in locations in and around Warkworth, Ontario. It brings together artist-run centres and collectives in Toronto to present satellites in the beautiful village of Warkworth, temporarily transforming it into a hub of contemporary art. Sunday Drive Art projects seeks to present works that are rarely seen outside of metropolitan centres and giving them new life in the context of a rural setting. More information can be found on their website.
Sat, August 23, 2014, 3pm-10pm
Sun, August 24, 2014, 11am-5pm
Wed, Aug 27th - Sun, Sept 7th, 11am-5pm
How to get there