Clickety-Clack by Lucie McLaughlin is a triptych of experimental sound work; a mix of field recording and constructed narrative sequences that include the sounds of a printer dancing, music leaked through walls, the quiet rabble of voices outside a pub and the purr of a washing machine. The artist aims to build connections between the disparate places where words inhabit artwork and art inhabits words. Lucie navigates between moving/still image, performance, writing and sound and uses ‘autobiographical’ or abstracted anecdotal moments in order to question the essence of performative text and to write from ‘hard places’ such as mental ill health.
Lucie McLaughlin is a writer and artist from Belfast, currently based in Glasgow. Her focus on the slippage between art and discipline, poetics and thinking, acts as a place where experimentation reveals connections between the world and words. She is currently studying at Glasgow School of Art on the MLitt Art Writing course. Recent work includes Thirstiness, online for SPAM (2021) and Suppose a Collapse for JOAN Publishing, forthcoming on 6 May 2021.
URGENCIES (2021) is a biennial exhibition by CCA Derry~Londonderry. The artwork selected for the exhibition comes from an open call that seeks to take the temperature of what emerging artists working today with a connection to our region consider to be urgent. URGENCIES (2021) features artists Martin Boyle, Bryony Dunne, Brian Farrell, Edy Fung, Kathryn Graham, Michael Hanna, Patrick Hickey, Siobhán Kelly, Lucie McLaughlin, Christopher Steenson, Frank Wasser and was selected by artist Locky Morris and CCA Director Catherine Hemelryk.
Read more about the exhibition at the URGENCIES (2021) web page.
This project was supported by:
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Derry City & Strabane District Council