Where Angels Fear to Tread
Mel Donohoe (UK)
Thu 27 Oct 2016
High Street Exhibitional Gallery
SEE HERE, HOW ONE CAN DISCOVER THE UNSATISFIED NEED FOR LOVE THAT EXTENDS ITSELF WITHOUT THE LIMITS OF TIME. THE NEED FOR A LOVE THAT CONFERS UNLIMITED RIGHTS – A PRIMARY LOVE.
An overture that sees avid love becoming narcissism. Narcissism protesting through the agency of ‘herself.’ Slow image, pure performance, re-evoking actual events. She emerges as an acute appeal to pure asceticism, a negatively beautiful theology. Discomfort gives way to unrequited desire – the very hazard implicit to her precarious existence. Catastrophic. Protection delirium. She invites you to protect. Engage, as angel or fool.
Mel Donohoe’s practice spans performance art and installation, text and critical drawing, always challenging comfortable institutions of art itself and never-resting. She describes it as untidy but multivocal, complex with a simple aesthetic and always collaborative. Mel is a member of Live Art Collective East (LACE), an artist-led organisation based in the East of England.