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Artist: Angela Conte, Artist in Residence, 2006

Exhibition Title: 'Inside Outside'

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About the Exhibition:

In this exhibition Angela’s work takes on a greater dimension passing from abandoned objects to an abandoned property, that of a 150 year old hotel called Sheehan’s in the centre of Manorhamilton.  Every detail of this property has been thoroughly observed and registered and much of the material was rescued from oblivion and transformed into new works. 

The building contains an enormous abundance of material to be worked on: various layers of paint peeled from its walls; open doors revealing intimacies; closets and cupboards that, although empty, retain a mixture of scents that permeated them during the passage of time.  The handrail of the stairs and steps are marked by long usage; windows that allow the external light to enter but obstruct the clearness of visualization. All of these qualities contain an indescribable energy. Throughout its history, how many stories were lived there, how many secrets were hidden between its walls that separate two worlds, the one inside and the other outside? 
My proposal deals with the notion of inside and outside by interfacing both environments - one occupying the space of the other, thus merging both sides.

In this way the situations are being reversed, taking inside actions to the outside and vice versa. The inside has the connotations of warmth, comfort, well-being, safeness, protection, dimness, intimacy, secrets, and introspection.  The outside, means the cold, wideness, brightness, adventure, the unknown, risk, and freedom…

The project develops several techniques including photos, video, performance, urban interference, installation, objects and large format sculpture.