Opening reception, Tuesday 16th october, 6.30 pm
Daily viewing, Monday 15th- Sunday 21st october, 12-7pm.
‘CATHAIR’ is more than a word, the poet Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin finds as she explores the connection between city and ancient sites in Ireland. Using a litany of place names, chanted by the singer Rónán Ó Snodaigh, and the controlled performance of Zoe Uí Fhaoláin on screen, the poet’s multimedia installation merges visual images with verse to question our sense of place, of time and of belonging.
The exhibition, commissioned by IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival 2012, consists of multiple projections which interact with Irish language text and poems. Outdoor projections for this installation are to be seen at night during the festival near City Hall, on Dame St., and on the screen at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, during the exhibition. A further part of the installation will be at Exchange, on Exchange St., Temple Bar.
“This project has brought me to out of the way rural places, sometimes clambering among rubble of stones and other times to find curved elegance and craftsmanship of an ancient time. The same work has brought me to explore the city and to relate to it in a new way. It has reconnected me to it to city life because I left Dublin nine years ago choosing a rural place to live. This city visit has stirred something in me – a new curiosity in the function of ‘city’, the practicality of ‘city’, the exuberance and diversity of it along with the dangers inherent in it.
“Working with different people brings new tension into the work so I bring people in on every aspect of the work that limited budgets permit.. The installation calls for the varying elements of film-making and therefore need a team to put it together. I love working with Zoe Uí Fhaoláin. She is a performance artist in her own right who has performed solo pieces as well as having worked with other artists. This is not our first time to work together. She is tunes in instantly and takes direction easily. Whatever it is she brings to the piece, it is always wonderful. I learn from each person I work with. The text for the project only began to come to life when Jindrech Stanek, a young graphic designer, came on board. He worked his magic on it.
“As with all new work, this installation has brought me to new places in my head. The scope of the exhibition allows me to communicate only so much of my experience with the subject and my response to it. Now the audience comes in and it’s out of my hands.”
Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin (File/Ealaíontóir)
Zoe Uí Fhaoláin (Aisteoir)
TAISPEÁNTAS - THE BACK LOFT, Sráid Agaistín
15 -21 Deireadh Fómhair 12.00 nóin - 7.00p.m.
Míreanna teilgean - in aice le Halla na Cathrach, Sráid D.,
15 -21 Deireadh Fómhair 7.30p.m. – 12.00 meánoíche
- Cearnóg Teach an Tionóil., Barra na Teampaill
12ú, 14ú , 15ú, 16ú Deireadh Fómhair 7.30p.m. – 12.00 meánoíche
- EXCHANGE, Exchange St Barra na Teampaill
18 -21 Deireadh Fómhair 2.00p.m. – 6.00p.m
Oscailt Oifigiúil - Clíodhna Cussen a osclóidh é
THE BACK LOFT, Sráid Agaistín
Dé Máirt 16ú Deireadh Fómhair 6.30p.m.