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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

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

Opening night Friday 16 September, 7pm-10pm, admission free
Food and drink on sale by the foodtruck Aux péchés mignons (burgers).

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 and Music Network.

The opening of this exhibition is an integral part of the CCI’s 20th birthday celebrations on 16 September! The evening begins with artist Aideen Barry discussing her work at 6pm (admission free, in English).

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: www.ficep.info