Léann Herlihy

Léann HerlihyLéann Herlihy is an Irish artist based in Poland. Her work never begins, and her work never ends: both of these fundamental facts are equally significant. To pinhole her current practice, one would find themselves withdrawing from the restraints of? Labels? or mediums. Her work is multidisciplinary; varying from performance, objects, installation, writings and in-depth research projects all of which surround specific improbable phenomena that contain complex narrative qualities. Her aim is to demonstrate that a hardly visible component can become the most significant element from the point of view and survival of the work? S whole composition. The inert components of the constructions are revealed to be animate miraculous objects, which can be regarded as capable of operating by their own micro-religious force, un-assisted by the artist. All of these constructions tend to be fixed with minimal amounts of points, in which the distribution of forces and the dramatic meaningful climax is of primary importance. The symbolism and use of endurance (either by the object or artist) highlights the exaggerated protraction of time, all of which are enhanced by the symbiotic relationship with the audience, where the very act of their continued observation, in itself become ritualised behavior.

  • 04.2016 A wolf in sheep? S clothing, Kitchen Wall Gallery, Poznań, Poland.
  • 11.2015 Performance Art Meeting, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland.
  • 11.2015 OPWA, Topolowa 1, Orońsko, Poland.
  • 06.2015 48 Stunden Neukölln, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln EV, UP Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • 05.2015 XVII International Art Festival Interactions, Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland.
  • 05.2015 Classics and Adepts and Polish Performance Art, Katowice, Poland.
  • 03.2015 UNEASE // PEACE, Up Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
  • 12.2014 Studio, Elbana House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8.
  • 04.2014 Performer in exhibition, At dawn we will stand in a circle, as the sun rises it will renew the souls of the pure, Conor Mary Foy and Nicky Teegan, NCAD Gallery, Dublin.
  • 12.2013 We? Ll come up with {some} thing, Jamestown Studios, Inchicore, Dublin.

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9 May 2016