Monster Truck Gallery and Studios presents The Pre-Partum Document by Cally Higgins, from today, November 26th - 1st December 2009.
Cally Higgins's office installation shows work in progress on the Pre-Partum Document, a series of files opened during a recent pregnancy. These files contain data relating to the pregnancy that was collected, analysed and written up in the deliberately clinical and sterile language of charts, graphs, bullet points, etc. Such language is in direct juxtaposition with the hugh emotional aspect of pregnancy. Despite this clinical approach however, and the use of the formal conventions of the office, the underlying tone of the document remains personal, confessional and often humourous.
Cally Higgins was born in Kilkenny and now lives in Dublin. She is currently studying for a B.A. in Visual Fine Arts Practice at the Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire. Cally is married to Mr. Daron Higgins, Housemaster of Glen, and Mathamatics Teacher here at the College. We at the Art Department wish her all the best in this exhibition of work.