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Nigel Rolfe: Breath

Breathe – Nine points of dissonance ( Hide in dark corners )
Performance : Thursday 14 September at 7pm

The Green On Red Gallery is excited to announce Breath, the eighth solo exhibition in the gallery of new works by the artist Nigel Rolfe.


Breathing Out – Breathing In
Breathe Freedom

A set of relational works made recently in 2017
About inside and outside
Insides and outsides
How the world outside enters us
How we seek to be and where to belong
Where in the world
Caught for breath

In Performance making
The agency of being and doing most often has four representations:

Firstly the body as site is the instrument for actions.
This located in place and across time.

Its afterlife which are perhaps threefold:

The residue of what is left in material terms, traces and remains and deposits.

Then the captured document as the photographic or filmic record – holding and marking – archiving moments of time.

Then possibly the most significant, the memory of the transient or
ephemeral images made directly in the moment . What resonates and is retained of animated and changing passing pictures – the somehow caught in between.

Take breath, breathe: actions-drawings-photographs

Nigel Rolfe is recognised among the leading artists working currently in performance, a subject he helped establish and define from his first ” sculptures in motion ” in 1969.

He moved to Dublin in the early ’70s and from here he developed and fine-tuned his practice inside and outside galleries and museums and in festivals and biennale across 5 continents. He has developed a solid reputation not only as a leading performance artist but as an activist, teacher, curator and scholar.
He has been presenting works consistently in many counties for more than forty years.

On the occasion of the opening of Breath on Thursday, September 14 next, the artist will perform a new work Breathe – Nine points of dissonance ( Hide in dark corners ) in the gallery at 7pm.

Nigel Rolfe:  Breath 3 , colour photographic giclée print, edition 5, 2017

Nigel Rolfe: Breath 3, colour photographic giclée print, edition 5, 2017

Earlier Event: May 25
Painting NOW
Later Event: October 12
Breathing Out Breathing In