headspace : white cube


This was a sculptural exploration and experiment investigating notions of headspace.

“Headspace: White Cube is a performance sculpture that segregates the artist in the “white cube” environment that has come to epitomise the contemporary art world. With her head literally ensconced in a small, white cube suspended from the ceiling, O’Donnell’s work mirrors the segregation between viewer and gallery.”
Sarah McAvera, Golden Thread Gallery.

Supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland ‘Support for the Individual Artist Award’ and Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland. This piece was performed at the SCOPE international contemporary art fair, New York, U.S.A, March 2014.

Video commissioned by Live Art Development Agency for the Talking Heads series, part of ‘Access to all areas: Live art & disability’ New York.

It was performed for the first time in Northern Ireland at the GTG as part of the launch of Vanishing Futures: Collective Histories of Northern Irish Art XII.

Photo Shots – Mary Morgan / Video – Peter Richards / Production – Dovetail furniture.

Sinéad O’Donnell, ‘headspace : white cube‘, Performance Sculpture, 2014.