REVIEWS

 

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...

Russian Dolls
 
Golden Thread Gallery
27 June – 3 August 2013
 
 
Review by Alissa Kleist

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...

PROCEDURE
(FOR DATA USE ONLY)
 
The Station
19th February 2011
 
Review by Eoin Dara
 
EXAMINATION
Featuring Euan Ogilvie and Lorraine Hamilton
 
Platform Arts
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...