Brian Duggan
It’s too late now
Irish Museum of Modern Art: The Process Room
07.09.11 - 18.09.11

a massive machine whose very life depends on discipline, motion and speed . . . a mechanized army on wheels that rolls over any obstacle in its path . . . that meets calamity again and again, but always comes up smiling . . . a place where disaster and tragedy stalk the Big Top, haunt the backyards, and ride the circus rails . . . where Death is constantly watching for one frayed rope, one weak link, or one trace of fear.

This video is a record of the exhibition It’s too late now, in the The Process Room at the Irish Museum of Modern Art:. The video clips are sampled edits from Cecil B DeMille’s 1952 film The Greatest Show on Earth, but in the exhibition, and here in this video, the actual action on the trapeze is removed. The installation consists of sculptures, net, rope ladder, ropes, trapeze, digital film projection and two digital films on two flat screen monitors and sound.
Special thanks to Mark McDonald for video support and Fosset's circus Ireland for the net and rope ladder. The still images used here of the installation were taken by photographer Denis Mortell. Special thanks also to Janice Hough Artists’ Residency Programme Co-ordinator and Noel, Rob, Ed and Joe at IMMA tech.
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The PROCESS ROOM facilitates access to the on-going practice of artists currently resident at IMMA. The Artists’ Residency Programme is located in the studios adjacent to the main museum building where several studios are allocated to both national and international artists. The Process Room is used on a rotating basis by the artists on theARP.

It’s too late now
Irish Museum of Modern Art: The Process Room
Killmainham Dublin 8 , Ireland.
7.9.11 – 18.09.11

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