Siamsa Tíre

In Death and Fiction

Louise Manifold

In Death and Fiction

Louise Manifold works conceptually with video, photography, sculpture, and text. 

As an artist, she is interested in the areas of devalued and irrational experiences as a means to recognize human construction of otherness, and the folklore or historical significance surrounding this. Her practice draws from personal states of conflict, delusion, and obsessions perceptional phenomena, which cause a sense of de-realization of subjects from their environment. 

Her current work explores the human relationship with the inanimate, the extinct and post death constructs found in collective cultural life. Drawing from sources such as Samuel Beckett, 19th century French NeurologistsJules Cothard, to decayed buildings and optical viewing, Manifold creates a journey of disjointed narratives in which belief, reality and fiction overlap.