TACTIC Cork and Sample-Studios are proud to present APEIRON, a new body of work from their 2017/2018 Artist in residence Chloë Tétrault-Kearney.
Chloë Tétrault-Kearney is an artist currently residing in Cork City. She is an alumni of Crawford College of Art and Design, graduating in 2017 with a BA in Fine Art. Tétrault received the 2017/2018 Artist in residence award from Sample-Studios.
This exhibition is supported by Cork City Arts Office and the Arts Council APEIRON continues Tétrault’s exploration of our connection to the material world as conscious temporal beings. The exhibition takes it name from 6th Century Greek philosopher Anaximander’s theory of how creative processes create reality. The work’s force is to shift and re engage with understandings of our embodied experience combining research on elemental philosophy, alchemy, the natural sciences, and mythologies of origin. Looking to primordial and elemental ways of speaking about the body, her works look to understand the apparent and concealed aspects that make up our encounter with the material world and how this shapes experience. Through the installation’s site responsive strategy, Tétrault proposes a space holding primary transmutations and opposing forces. These are latent and active, both guiding principles in the material world. The work traces formational points of raw materiality, latent potentials, and emptiness through the language of the natural elements. APEIRON suggests that these intensities of conversion may serve as an analogy for our own amorphic sentience experienced internally.