so sick and tired is a new artwork by artist and writer Sara Baume specifically commissioned by the National Sculpture Factory for the Cork Midsummer Festival’s Midsummer Moments reflecting on the times and context that we are presently in.
“This fragment of a sentence was drawn from a series of notes I made throughout the spring and early summer of 2020. I have lived my entire adult life under certain constraints, practically all of them self-imposed. This line is trying to express the longing for some dramatic kind of deliverance from my boring, consoling habits.”
Sara Baume is a writer and artist based in West Cork. She is the author of two novels and a non-fiction book called handiwork. Since 2014 her writing has won multiple awards and been widely translated. In 2018 she had her first solo exhibition with the support of Culture Ireland. This new textual artwork by Sara Baume, which hangs publicly on the front facade of the National Sculpture Factory’s Building will become illuminated at 11:00pm on Sunday 21st of June – into last hour of daylight on the evening of the Summer Solstice. We will live stream this event on the day and we will also gather while socially distancing at the venue to watch it light up the remainder of the year.