Tara James Power
New Generation Gallery
I am a visual artist from Co. Wexford, utilising my body in performance, moving image, photography, and installation. Dealing with my queer identity and upbringing in rural Ireland, I explore agricultural lifestyles, industrial materials, and rural landscapes from a "culchie queer" perspective. I WILL NOT BE is a recent work that investigates industrial labour in relationship to masculinity. Using my body as a tool to explore these concepts, I respond to disregarded materials found on my father's worksite (aka the back garden). In my performances I push the limitations of my body in order to demonstrate queer exhaustion - the experience of having to prove yourself, your identity, and your abilities in spite of gendered assumptions and expectations.
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