Life Force, Performance Still, 2017
Born Szekesfehervar, Hungary in 1972, Monika currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland.
Monika uses a wide range of media including painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture, and photography to observe, investigate and illustrate what it means to be human. Her rigourous exploration of the materiality of materials used, allows her to communicate her observations through her video and peformance work.
Since Graduating in June 2017 she her work has been included in the public collection of The Office of Public Works, and has received the A4 DIT Graduate Award 2017 and the RHA School Peer Residency Award 2017/18.
Life Force uses elaborate human scale puppets, choreographed movements and video to create performative paintings.
The costume designs were inspired by narratives from the book ‘Éve’, written by W.M. Paul Young, and were created using embroidery, silk curtains, drawings and oil paintings. The choreography for the performers was based on Wayne McGregor’s ‘Wolfe Works, an award-winning ballet triptych inspired by the writings of Virginia Wolfe performed by the Royal Ballet.
Life Force, (Performance Stills), 2017
Medium: Cement, wood, plant pot, dacron wadding fabric, canvas, oil colour, printed textile, thread, glass colour, embroidery thread, photographs, fabriano paper, water colour, pencil drawings, glass wax, roses, rose petal, textile colour, decoupage paper, decoupage glue, colour pigment, plastic pearls, unbleached muslin, luminous thread.
The Begining, 2017
Medium: Cement, wood, plant pot, unbleached muslin, hessian, shells, plastic pearls, wax, colour pigment, glass paint, oil colour, embroidery thread, household paint, etching on hessian, fabriano paper, pencil drawing, photographs, water colour, natural wool roving.
Medium: Cement wood, silk curtain, painting pot, unbleached muslin, embroidery thread, dacron wadding fabric.