Less Crushing a Blow
14 April - 18 May 2007
Less crushing a blow, is a new video and sound installation by Dublin based artist Finola Jones. The exhibition is new work specifically created for Void and features the artist’s on-going explorations of the interlacing patterns of video monitor screens, projections and overlaid sound.
Jones is an inveterate traveller and her footage is acquired from disparate locations; Australia to Finland, from the (apparently) tropical sub-aqua to the freezing of air and water. The combination is not only extremely elemental but also very human, as the sublime awe of nature is brought right back down to size by human presence and other challenging interventions. Both scale, and lens-based verities are challenged and the viewer is enthralled whilst simultaneously thrown.