Dublin City Libraries together with Dublin City Arts Office commissioned Barbara Knezevic to make this video as part of an exhibition for children at Cabra Library that was postponed due to COVID-19.
Barbara’s previous exhibitions often include sculptures and other objects staged in a way that reminds us of film sets, photographic shoots, museum or even retail displays that make us think about the importance of each of these objects and what their relationship might be to each other.
For The Record Keepers, Barbara was examined crystals, minerals, geology and in particular, amethyst, a violet coloured variety of quartz. This stone was believed in ancient cultures, and more recently, to be a cure for various ailments including nightmares and insomnia was thought to protect the wearer.
This video was a part of this exhibition invite us to consider our relationship to the crystals through the senses, particularly sight and touch. What might be notice as we look more closely at the contrast between the handmade and natural formations of the crystals, the different textures and colours? What do we believe might be their power?
Further details of this event are available on the Cruinniú na nÓg page on Dublin City Arts Office
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