[…] In Dylan Kerr’s performance Árcze n-Athasz, the analysis and deconstruction of the word provides the starting point for the artist’s examination of the parallels between Ireland, where he was born, and Poland, where he lives. Kerr focuses on the similarities arising from religion – its impact on the cultural and national identity and social traumas caused by the Catholic Church. The ritual process of deconstructing the language of religion and constructing a new linguistic hybrid opens up a therapeutic space, in which there is room for whatever has been denied or rejected. Kerr intertwines his private story and personal experiences with social and ideological changes sweeping through both countries, exploring whether a new type of spiritual community could possibly emerge. […]
Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz: Concealed. In: Art Reviev SURVIVAL 17. Catalogue, Wrocław 2019, p. 64-65.
photo: Małgorzata Kujda