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Daphne Wright is known for her unsettling yet poignant sculptural installations which use a variety of techniques and materials including photography, plaster, tinfoil, sound, voice and video. She has also worked on larger scale public art projects, working with artists across disciplines, architects, writers and theatre professionals to create works that are concerned with the ineffable.

In Plura, a film work commissioned by South Tipperary County Council, Daphne Wright uses 18th-century classical sculpture as a source of her film work. Wright presents an intricate film work in which a web of fragmented figurative forms are enveloped by the guttural sounds of male and female phonetic voices. The voices and fractured bodies submerge the spectator in a world of remembering or loss of memory recalling a struggle with language, conversation and relationships. As critical writer Laura Mansfield, writes, the artist is ‘imbuing the figures with an emotive connection and shifting classical bodies from cold stone to an intimate and human composition’.1

Born in Ireland in 1963, Daphne Wright currently
lives in England.

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Daphne Wright's 'Plura'

Camera – John Podpadec.
Film editing – Mino De Francesca
and Daphne Wright.
Sound editing – Nathan Ng and Daphne Wright.
Collection South Tipperary Arts Service
Commission, 2008-2009