Sound of Silence
'The Sound of Silence' creates a visualisation of how loneliness can make a person feel: invisible and isolated. In the video I am knitting, a process that along with the altered sound of a sewing machine represents the passing of time. How loneliness can make a moment of time feel infinite. However, there were many elements of connection involved in the process of creating this piece, the act of knitting, a series of loops, each one dependent on the other for support, the woven screen the video is projected onto, many small pieces, all dependent on each other to retain structure and integrity. A reminder that each of us belongs to a larger network, a community, all our stories are interwoven and that we need community to exist. A reminder to reach out and connect with each other.
Cathy Scullion is a visual artist and curator based in Belfast. She takes a multi-disciplinary, conceptual approach to her work exploring ways in which material and process can be used to express human experience and emotion. Holding factors such as time, process and tactility in high regard the methods used in the creation and display of her work are quite ritualistic and repetitive, often acting as a form of meditation and self-reflection.
Cathy is a current member of Vault Artist Studios and has been awarded residencies with Belfast Print Workshop and Seacourt Print Workshop, has received Arts Council Funding in 2019 and 2021 and Freelands Foundation Funding in 2020.
Cathy is the co-founder of Second Collective Belfast where she has organised and curated a number of group exhibitions and artistic events, she has a passion for providing opportunities for emerging artists.