Above the Clouds

‘Above the Clouds’

Sinéad O’Donnell, ‘Above the clouds’, Caution project, Markawasi, Peru, 2011.

‘Above the Clouds’ Filmed in Peru and standing naked at a cliff-edge, 12,000 feet above sea level. I stripped off my clothes and stood on the cliff edge. Feeling the nudity of the body in this massive landscape was quite insect-like. I scrambled up the cliff trailing a long strip of red ribbon and, feeling the magnetic pull, lay down and placed my body more into the rock to create lines of the horizon between the sky, the clouds, my body, the rocks and the ribbon.

Performed for the first time in Peru, 2011.

Screened at: Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, 2012; South Bank Centre, London, 2012; University of Atypical, Belfast, 2013.

Sinéad O’Donnell, ‘Above the clouds’, Markawasi, Peru, 2011. Video: Tripod.