Peter O'Kennedy | OVER AND OVER
PETER O'KENNEDY - OVER AND OVER
MAY 7 - MAY 22 2016
SARDINE is pleased to present its first ever entirely video show, a solo show titled OVER AND OVER of recent works by artist Peter O’Kennedy. The show opens with a reception from 6 to 9pm on Saturday, May 7 and runs through Sunday, May 22, 2016.
O’Kennedy works across a variety of time-based media, including video, installation, performance and photography. A concern with movement* and duration unites his work. OVER AND OVER presents a collection of single channel videos with its subjects in states of suspension, rotation and repetition. Children swing; pigs rotate; a dog wheels. A passive, fixed camera looks and looks and looks, and keeps looking, as the event cycles before it. The looking is blank; detached; mechanical, but perhaps only as a means of self-defense. Caught in the closed loop generated by the question “what does no meaning mean?,” and empathetic to Samuel Beckett’s notion of man as “non-knower” and “no-can-er,” the artist can only “run the tape one more time,” just in case he stumbles into some form of progression away from the circularity of the question, either inwards towards acceptance or outwards towards resistance.
Peter O’Kennedy lives and works in Beacon, New York. He moved to New York in 2013 from Dublin, Ireland. He holds a Masters in Visual Arts Practice from IADT, Dublin, Ireland, class of 2008. He also attended the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the School of Visual Arts, New York. Recent Shows include On and On, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY and Tracking Beacon (NY 12508) + Situation, The Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam, Holland.
SARDINE is located on the ground floor of 286 Stanhope Street, Brooklyn. Current open hours are Saturday & Sunday from 1-6 pm and by appointment. For more information, please visit sardinebk.com. Contact: Lacey Fekishazy at 914.805.1974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*“What does he call movement, your fellow? If he defines it in opposition to rest, that doesn’t work, because nothing is at rest in the universe. So? His movement is nothing but a myth”. - Marcel Duchamp, 1969