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as part of the Semaine des cultures étrangères du FICEP

Aideen Barry
Oblivion Seachmalltacht - ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ

  • Exhibition from Friday 17 September to Sunday 30 October 2022

    Mon-Sun: 2pm-6pm
    Wed : 2pm-8pm
  • Admission free

Culture Night: Friday 23 Sept, 6pm-1pm, admission free
Nuit Blanche
: Saturday 1 Oct, 8pm to midnight, admission free

This ambitious new work by Aideen Barry combines performance, moving image and sound installation. The artist responds to the threat to culture and human existence posed by war, pandemic and environmental challenges with this visually spectacular call-to-arms. The role of the artist is seen as primordial and Aideen Barry finds inspiration in Edward Bunting who largely prevented Irish harp music from disappearing in the 19th century. For this apocalyptical manifesto, she collaborates with harpist Aisling Lyons, conceptual fashion designer Margaret O’Connor, and Canadian electro musician RIIT ᕇᑦ, who is keeping Inuit throat singing alive following a decades-long ban in the 20th century. This work is the 2020 Bunting commission by Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) and Music Network. Listen here to tunes collected by Edward Bunting and recorded in the ITMA studio: ITMA | The Edward Bunting Digital Harp Collection

This exhibition is shown in conjunction with the ‘Semaine des cultures étrangères’ (26 Sept-2 Oct), organised by the Forum des Instituts Culturels Etrangers à Paris:

Don’t miss the French premiere of Aideen Barry’s new film Klostes screened at the CCI during Nuit Blanche.
This black and white film captures the magic and hidden stories of the city of Kaunus, Lithuania’s modernist inter-war capital.