INTERZONE is an exhibition of works by Laura Skehan curated by Eamonn Maxwell. The research-led project evolves as a moving image, sound and sculptural installation for the exhibition at Culterim Gallery in Berlin. INTERZONE reflects on urban planning through a soundscape using post-punk meditations, performance and moving image installation to invite the viewer to consider green spaces as realms of rite and rituals. Sculptural works examine gentrification as a fungus that feeds away on cultural memory.
In the exhibition, Skehan contemplates the parallels between the diversity of the queer community and the biodiversity of urban green spaces. Through the lens of queer ecology, the exhibition explores the history of the use of these spaces as refuge for LGBTQIA+ people, as spaces of performative action, protest, inclusivity, anti-capitalist activity and countercultural movements.More information
Laura Skehan is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. Her practice focuses on the relationship between human and non-human entities in the landscape, prompting phenomenological and philosophical questions about the human condition. Working predominantly in moving image, sound and sculpture installation, she explores how human-centric behaviours and technologies impose on the balance and harmony of this relationship.
Her current research examines modes of observation, collection and display of objects and organic material in public sites and institutions to discuss the volatility and fragility of our human relationship with the surrounding environment, and to unpack historical narratives of control, progress and ownership. She is supported by Dublin City Arts Office, Fingal Arts Office, The Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. Her recent solo exhibitions include Annabelle’s Home, Reykjavik (June 2023), Roscommon Arts Centre (2023) and Malahide Castle and Gardens (2023). Skehan graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2016.