The elusive work of Trisha Donnelly delicately treads the line between materiality and immateriality. Barely leaving traces of their presence, her pieces are often transitory in nature, yet whilst they do not necessarily leave a physical mark in space, they firmly imprint themselves in the mind of the viewer. A typical show of Trisha Donnelly will have sound pieces timed to go off intermittently, making them easy to miss entirely, or a… Read more
About the artwork
Akin to her site-specific practice, Donnelly here involves the collector in the process of art production and reception. She conceives an edition subscription, where a total of 10 installments are made and delivered regularly over the period of one year. Consisting of four Xeroxes, three gelatin silver prints, one line-block, one felt-tip pen drawing, and marble slab, this edition—acquired by MoMA in 2009—makes for twelve months of mystery: ten unpredictable messages that will (or will not) be decoded in the record left behind.