THE APPOINTMENT THE APPOINTMENT
2009
Single channel HD video installation
Stereo sound
9 mins 37 sec
Writer: Paddy Murphy
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The appointment takes the viewer into a psychologist's session with a patient. The single shot shows the ever note taking psychologist asking about your week in perhaps an uncomfortable, unconventional or authoritative way. It may be difficult not to answer such questions when they are followed by a silence. You may respond or not: Murphy's work is an experiment in the viewer's trust. Psychologists offer, for some of us, rumination at a distance from life and a secret world in which to find out about ourselves. Murphy has aimed to combine what we do in an appointment with what we do in a gallery and draw considerably palpable links between the two.