10 Jan to 30 March 2019
Mary Sullivan is interested in Maintenance Art and its critique of domestic regimes in the home. Inspired by the work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles and the Maintenance Art Manifesto, she has discovered that the emphasis on gendered labour has a particular resonance with the military sites surrounding her on Bere Island, where she lives. Drawing on the subtle connections between chores in the home and military life, she has developed minimal performances that intervene the political environment. For her residency at Uillinn, Mary will continue with these artistic explorations of the island. She will continue to investigate the performance of gender, identity and in/equality through different contexts and media to address the physiological and psychological tensions between the bodies we inherit and the headspaces we inhabit. Mary Sullivan has recently graduated from the BA (hons) Visual Art Degree Programme, Sherkin Island. Her installation for her Degree Show, At Home, At War, has been shortlisted for the RDS Visual Arts Award 2018.