Désirée Coral | Killian Dunne: Concurrently Simultaneously

Désirée Coral | Killian Dunne: Concurrently Simultaneously
Library Shelf Location ABC-CORA
Publication Date 2022

Between September 2020 and July 2021 the Covid-19 pandemic and the implementation of Brexit left married Artists Desiree Coral and Killian Dunne stuck in two different countries; Coral, with the couple’s 3 year old son in Ecuador, and Dunne in Scotland. Starting at either end of the book and eventually meeting in the middle, each artist documents and responds to their time spent apart in lockdown.

The book’s title “Concurrently Simultaneously” references two of the 733 words spoken by the character Lucky in Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. Within the non space of the play’s set where time is confused, undefinable, and distorted, Lucky felt that he was trapped in a net. Within “Concurrently Simultaneously” both artists explore the Covid lockdown net as a page grid system. Pages and narratives have no linear progression. Time is documented as a blur of moments within the physical and digital net. Moments trapped in time look towards a pinned date in the future, while the pages of both artists inevitably progress to the centre point of the book.

ISBN 9789942403070
Quantity 1
Pages 14cm x 9cm, 64pp
Format Paperback
Publisher Self-published
Related Artists Désirée Coral, Killian Dunne
Category BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment)
Keywords COVID-19 Pandemic, Lockdown, Time, Isolation, photography, collage, Drawing, Grid form

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