RODEO ORACLE

The Lab Gallery, Dublin, Cube Space (Solo show)

9 December 2011- 7th Jan 2012

Rodeo Oracle

The ongoing debate over indigenous whaling in the Pacific Northwest often reveals a paternalistic Western perspective which denies indigenous tribes their voice. Rodeo Oracle, Aoibheann Greenan’s solo work, responds by creating a heightened caricature of the Western gaze; Deliberate misappropriations abound, reflecting the myriad ways in which indigenous cultures are misrepresented in the media. Upon rounding the structure it is revealed as a facade, reminiscent of an cinema advertisement. Pseudo-merchandise in the form of printed t-shirts further undermine its superficial posturing. An album of mainstream chart-toppers reinterpreted through panpipes plays from a speaker hidden within the structure.