How to be Other than a body



The central element of How to be Other than a body, is a contemporary version of a Holy Well.
This sculptural work consists of attic water tanks and a paddling pool plumbed
together to create a functioning water feature that mimics the role of the traditional
holy well. The water that flows through this well contains traces of the chemicals
mifepristone and misoprostol, which are chemicals that are used to bring about abortion.
It is suggested through an ethnographic style video which is attempting to understand
the Holy Well and the people that used it, that abortion was the ‘cure’ that the well provided.
In a separate video work, a Tarot reading takes place at a kitchen table in relation to the eight
amendment to the Irish constitution, the amendment that until recently made abortion in Ireland illegal.