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  • Declan Clarke, We’ll Be This Way Until the End of the World, 2008, color film in 16 mm transferred to video, 4 minutes 5 seconds. Installation view.

    Declan Clarke

    mother's tankstation | Dublin

    We’ll Be This Way Until the End of the World, 2008, the eponymous work of Declan Clarke’s recent show, is a 16-mm film (transferred to DVD) that features details of a monument dedicated to Daniel O’Connell, an Irish political leader and celebrated orator active in the first half of the nineteenth century. Unveiled to the public in 1882, and located on the Dublin street now named after O’Connell, the sculpture incorporates four winged female figures representing the virtues of courage, fidelity, patriotism, and eloquence. Projected onto a large freestanding screen, Clarke’s film consists entirely

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