This essay takes as its focus the visual elements in Maggie O'Sullivan's A Natural History in 3 Incomplete Parts (1985) and POINT.BLANK.RANGE (1984). Considering the question of how these visual elements fit in with her wider practice, it explores the images used by O'Sullivan; looking at those included in A Natural History for their interaction with language and those included in the purely visual POINT.BLANK.RANGE for the way in which meaning is built through poetic technique. Arguing for the political potency of these works, this essay proposes that O'Sullivan acts as a kind of witness, filtering societal violence through her fractured imagery.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Irish University Review|
|Publication status||Published - May 2016|