Dead Her, 2018.
Void, Derry, curated by Mary Cremin.

Total Duration: (00:31:47) Colour, no sound. Recorded performance and appropriated footage. Live performance - external synchronised live narrated audio. Microphone, speakers and projector.

Shiel's works synthesise object, image and sound in performative and immersive installations. At Void, Shiel will premiere Dead Her, written, directed and performed by the artist in a narrated sequence of synchronised and interwoven, audio-cum-visual punchlines. It tells the story of a woman who, half-way through her life, is undergoing treatment to attain a fuller, more meaningful smile. She is confronted at each appointment, by mortality, symmetry, promise, guilt, humour and rules - and a younger man, who lives outside of them.