EYE before E except after SEEing Stockholm

Vanessa Donoso López’s work focuses on a mental state described as Persistent Immigrant Homesickness.

Away from home, people will almost certainly miss something about their home-place making homesickness a near-universal experience. Some may consider the luxury of travel and the emotional response caused by being away from home to be the preserve of western middle-class travellers. However, current research suggests that an investigation of homesickness may be an important tool for developing strategies needed to improve the quality of life for those who are forced to travel as refugees or economic migrants.

The artist says: “It is sad to think that you might only be enjoying a watered-down version of the relationship you might be having if you were to share the same mother tongue. Or maybe it is this unadorned speech that is the more authentic, the one which comes when you have not yet learnt to manipulate the said language into the shape of appearance, lies, sarcasm or puzzle.”

Vanessa has previously exhibited at Ormston House during DOGS (2012) co-curated by Rachael Corcoran & Paul Hallahan; Thick, turgid and lacking in soothing oils (2013) co-curated by Joe Duggan & Mike Fitzpatrick; and The Founding Phant (2013) co-curated by Paul Quast & Joan Stack.



EYE  BEFORE  E  EXCEPT  AFTER  SEEing Stockholm is a solo presentation by Vanessa Donoso Lopez at Supermarket Independent Art Fair in Stockholm, Sweden. 16-19 April 2015 For tickets: Image: detail from I return to the origin (2013), watercolour and pencil on home-made marbelised paper, courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin.
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