Title: Screw Up, Repeat: Lockdown Installation
Materials: tissue paper, found objects and spaces
Dimensions: size varies
Screw Up, Repeat: Lockdown Installation is a project undertaken in McDonnell's home during the first lockdown of 2020. It is comprised of hundreds of sheets of black tissue paper repeatedly crushed and flattened in a repetitive, obsessive manner and heaped up in small domestic spaces or interacting with workaday objects. ‘Screw Up Repeat’ engages with the sublime nature of bipolar mania, embodying psychomotor agitation, where pointless repetitive tasks are involuntary and grandiose projects are compulsive.