Aideen Barry, “Heteratopic Glitch,” detail view, 2008. Image courtesy of Anne Ffrench/Aideen Barry
BG: Talking about fear and landscape makes me think about Heteratopic Glitch. That work changed the landscape, and inside the plastic balls the women were in a potentially airless environment. At first it seems beautiful and playful, but then you are afraid for these women.
AB: It is potent with anxiety, that space. They can’t puncture the ball or they’ll sink. No one really knows what might happen. That’s something I’m really conscious of in the work, that there’s an expectation or anticipation, but the future is a bit ambiguous. In those works that involve a landscape I like to push beyond the realms of possibility; you don’t expect ten women to be able to walk on water
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