MROOUCTKH

Linda Quinlan

Description

‘In a moment in Quinlan’s MROOUCTKH, the disembodied white mouth that has been mutely and fastidiously opening and closing envelops, like some cosmic trout, the crystalline rock that has been orbiting by. The mouth has been stretching and bending, as if warming up for an event and this might be it; it mouths and gums at the rock as if trying to feel its shape, to gain some blind, tactile knowledge of it. After a few moments, it releases it again, and the stone continues to spin. But the two bodies have exchanged a sort silent, implicit acknowledgement of each other. The rock, emerging from the mouth, suggests itself as a form of utterance, some sort of speech akin to a comic book speech bubble that physically embodies language, the words here though are embedded in a web of quartz, a sentence in abstract geology.’

(Text by Chris Fite-Wassilak, Sourced from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDP9izNJgo0 on October 24th 2016)

Exhibited/ Commissioned for the COMMA Series, Bloomberg Space, London. Also presented at ‘Depth of Perception’ Oakville Galleries, Toronto; ‘Hypercolon’, curated by Nathaniel Mellors and Chris Bloor, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam (NL).

Details
Title

MROOUCTKH

Year

2011

Creator

Linda Quinlan

Medium

Moving Image, Installation

Form

Short, Animation

Genre

Loop, Dada

Subject

Speech

Language

No language

Duration

5 minutes

Original format

Digital: HD Video

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Silent

Rights

Copyright holder: Linda Quinlan

Artist website

tbc

Link to work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDP9izNJgo0