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I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008 @ 2:47 AM
Dorian
Again-Suddenly (2008), Gavin Murphy will be unveiled at Frontiers, a 3 person exhibition at The Green On Red Gallery, Dublin this friday March 14th. What is special about this piece is - that I am in it. It was shot in bitter January outside the Project Arts Centre and was around the same time that I had recorded a voiceover for Anamnesis (2008) so; I was beginning to get accustomed with performing. Being forever immortalised in a video work I cannot help thinking of Will Self's Dorian where Baz Hallward's video installation Cathode Narcissus captures all of Dorian's allure but perhaps it's captured another more integral part of him also. Predictably the years go by and Dorian remains youthful and healthy whilst the artwork grows older.

I am currently awaiting a private screening of Again, Suddenly where I can ask the artist Gavin Murphy what his true intention is regarding the piece. The second time we shot it, it became an endurance test - I am not a smoker and deeply enhaling cigarettes to create an everlasting smoke effect proved difficult. However like a true performer I toughed it out and obviously the artist was pleased with the results. Here, I can only speculate on my involvement in it and as Schopenhauer once said:

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.



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