• Garret Phelan

    mother's tankstation | Dublin

    Garrett Phelan is an avid birdwatcher, and his recent exhibition, “The Last Broadcast Revelations,” drew on both folklore and ornithology in its depiction of the mynah bird as a prophet. Noting that the mynah has the capacity to go beyond mere imitation of human speech to create new sentence constructions, Phelan explored the possibility that it could also predict the future. As the show demonstrated, much of Phelan’s current work integrates aspects of personal experience with esoteric research into history or natural science, paralleling the practices of various artists in the recent Tate

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