Turning Tables


2014, UNSWAD, NSW, Found objects, coffee staining, broken crockery, Variable dimensions


Darmody’s work is heavily enveloped in the past and in the lived experience. This work is a personal response to her Christian upbringing and while the table is a potent representation of communion, family and discussion, Darmody creates tension through acts of vandalism, displacement and fabricated dysfunction. Turning Tables takes the form of a kitsch representation of a universal and historical figure, who cannot be verified, Jesus Christ.

This installation represents a juncture in Darmody’s personal identity, where she has shed a part of her upbringing, which she never truly connected with. Darmody hopes to open new dialogues about the subscription to beliefs and superstitions and the validity of each variant.

Kate Darmody