Peripherals

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Sarah Browne, Peripherals, 2013. Still from HD video, 12:23 minutes

Peripherals consists of two works of the same title. A suite of hand-sized sculptures (aluminium, silicone, black glass and scented soap), cast from objects used for work and play, are activated in the accompanying video. The objects are used to explore the materiality of so-called immaterial or precarious labour, with a voiceover delivered by a blogging, part-time hand model. The hand model describes the labour involved in the construction of an image, the role of her body in accessing feeling and memory, and articulates a certain slippage between person and object.

Sarah Browne, Peripherals, 2013. Suite of 5 sculptures in cast glass, silicone, soap and aluminium. Installation view at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, 2015
Sarah Browne, Peripherals, 2013. Still from HD video, 12:23 minutes
Sarah Browne, Peripherals, 2013. Suite of 5 sculptures in cast glass, silicone, soap and aluminium. Installation detail at the Hunt Museum, Limerick, 2015
Sarah Browne, Peripherals, 2013. Still from HD video, 12:23 minutes

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Scripted and edited by Sarah Browne. Camera: Guy Robbins. Sound: Karl Burke. Assistant director: Jessica Foley. Hand model: Hilda van Dessel. Voice over artist: Maura Foley. Glass casting: Meadhbh McIlgorm.

Commissioned by the National Women's Council of Ireland as part of The Legacy Project, curated by Val Connor. Artists: Sarah Browne, Anne Tallentire, Vagabond Reviews, Miriam O'Connor. Designers: Fiona McDonald, Oonagh Young.