Sarah Pierce/ Artwork in the Third Person / installation and performance with a group of DAI-students

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      Artwork in the Third Person

    Project Arts Center , Dublin (12-14 June 2009).
    Describe an artwork in the third the first task posed to participants in a series of one-to-one interviews presented by Sarah Pierce in her multi-channel installation made in association with a group of international students from the Dutch Art Institute (2009). After each response, another question appears, interrupting the immediacy of a two-way conversation, and intensifying the dynamics between thought and language. As the interviews unfold, grammatical tensions mount, and the subjects become aware that they are part of the artwork they are attempting to describe. Set in a black cube with theatre props and lighting, the installation stages its own creation and reception.
    Installation and Performance (with Buba Cvoric,Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, Tzvika Gutter, Rana Hamadeh, Seda Manavoglu, Barbara Philipp, Eva Schippers, James Skunca, Marina Tomic, Yen Yitzu, and Veridiana Zurita). 8 single channel DVDs, various theatre props and lighting, and selected items from the Project Arts Centre Archive 1974-1979. (Courtesy National Library of Ireland. Special thanks Colette O'Daly and Barry Houlihan).
    Commissioned by If I Can't Dance I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Episode III, The Masquerade.