Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell’s YOU is an immersive, manipulative experiment. Visitors are impelled to participate in a series of unexplained psychological tests. Participants’ rebellion against this may be as much part of the artist’s expectations as their compliance...
Golden Thread Gallery
27 June – 3 August 2013
Review by Alissa Kleist
Featuring Euan Ogilvie and Lorraine Hamilton
7th - 21st February 2013
Review by Angela Darby
In the lower gallery, the artist Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell’s has installed a doctor’s consultation room with a waiting area outside. A young receptionist performed by Lorraine Hamilton politely asks the spectator “Are you here to see the Doctor?” These spoken words instantly generate a nervous, visceral reaction as the prospect of medical attention can only be met with trepidation...
Nestled comfortably somewhere between a childhood dream of Pat Sharp’s ‘Fun"House’ and an Orwellian nightmare of dystopia, Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell’s Procedure project at The Station in Belfast on 19th February was an experience one is not likely to ever forget...