TULCA Festival of Visual Arts and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture in association with The Dock presents New writing commissions for Austins Ivers exhibition THREADS. For this exhibition Austin Ivers considers some technological developments of the post-war period and their subsequent application in state command and control systems during the Cold War. Utilising video, sculpture and photography, this is a consideration of the relationship between the aesthetic of power and life as experienced under the perpetual threat of nuclear annihilation.
Four writers will publish their responses to the themes and ideas of the exhibition each Tuesday for a month. They are Ian Maleney, Joanne Laws, Cathy Sweeney and Pat McCabe.
The third essay in the series is entitled Looping in Time and is written by Cathy Sweeney. We will publish the essay here and across our on line platforms on Tuesday 8th December.
Cathy Sweeney is a writer living in Dublin. Her short fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, The Dublin Review, Egress, Winter Papers, Banshee, The Tangerine and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her debut short story collection Modern Times will be published by The Stinging Fly and Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2020. She is at work on a novel.