Rotters


A kangaroo court in a storage cupboard, Rotters (2019) holds four sculptures in a looped dialogue. Two interrogators Sparky the school locker, and Swall the watchtower, push the reticent Rotter the perspex box, for ‘FACTS’. Haunted by the looming presence of So-N-So and the pressure of uncomfortable memories, Rotters scene-of-the-crime is a collision between different forms of inquest.

Malachy Harvey was born in Belfast. Bothered by the question ‘What is it like to cross a land that eats itself?’ he works with writing, moving-image and installation to stage artworks as sites of contradicting pressures and emotional states. Forthcoming exhibitions include New Writing With New Contemporaries at Leeds Art Gallery & The SLG and No Longer Peripheral at Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin.

What’s your take? Comment below or write a response and submit to us your own point of view or reaction here at the red box, below, which links to our submissions portal.

submit to Good Men Project

◊♦◊

Sign up for our Writing Prompts email to receive writing inspiration in your inbox twice per week.


If you believe in the work we are doing here at The Good Men Project, please join us as a Premium Member, today.

All Premium Members get to view The Good Men Project with NO ADS.

A $50 annual membership gives you an all-access pass. You can be a part of every call, group, class, and community.
A $25 annual membership gives you access to one class, one Social Interest group, and our online communities.
A $12 annual membership gives you access to our Friday calls with the publisher, our online community.

Register New Account

Need more info? A complete list of benefits is here.


◊♦◊

Get the best stories from The Good Men Project delivered straight to your inbox, here.