The collective unconscious, a concept originally defined by psychoanalyst Carl Jung, refers to the idea that the deepest unconscious mind is common to mankind as a whole. Adopting a socially-engaged practice, Scully collaborates with people experiencing homelessness in Dublin city. Through conversation on the streets and drawing workshops held at drop-in centres, Scully opens the door of the subconscious and attempts to illuminate the imagination of people experiencing homelessness. Their dreams, etched in copper, transition from a fleeting imaginary narrative to a concrete form.
Taking a unique approach to the tradition of patchwork protest art, 'I Will Serviva' is not a memorial for those who have lost their lives, but a cry for help for those that are still living. A live performance will take place in the exhibition space for a duration of 9825 seconds. Each second represents a person currently experiencing homelessness in Ireland.
Each patch, an individual story. The quilt, a collective unconscious.
The Peter McVerry Trust have expressed their support for the project and worked with Scully during the development of work. 20 percent of all sales will be donated to the Peter McVerry Trust.
I Will Serviva