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Dennis McNulty

We Dream in Actions

We are delighted to present the fifth screening in this series by artist Dennis McNulty.

Working across diverse media, McNulty explores the embodied experience of space and time, often within the built environment. His work is informed by his background in electronic music, his training as a structural engineer, and studies in psychoacoustics (sound perception); frequently employing custom built hardware and software to produce audio visual works, sculptural installations and performances.

We Dream in Actions (2019) begins within a physical space, the National Stadium in Dublin on Saturday 7th September 2019 at Club Comfort’s Comfort Carnival, a day long celebration of island wide communities centred on art, DIY culture, and dance. Kate Butler’s introduction references McNulty’s work in the electronic duo Decal, in particular their release of the first Irish electronica album in 1994.  Rather than addressing the audience directly as expected, McNulty plays a sound recording of one of his explorations on the capabilities of a sequencer for a time machine, accompanying the spoken text with live music.

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Student Forum Tour

Tour of the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS by Bassam Al-Sabah led by the Student Forum Group The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. These engagements include leading tours of our […]

Bassam Al-Sabah
Artist Talk

The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to Bassam Al-Sabah about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS exhibition project. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.  

Clare McLaughlin

As part of the Seen-Unseen Project, in this non-visual exploration, Artist Clare McLaughlin will explore the work of Bassam Al-Sabah within the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This visit is for and with people who are visually impaired. Booking required. To register for the tour please email

Jane Fogarty

Jane Fogarty is a visual artist based in Dublin. Jane has many years of experience mediating both modern and contemporary art in museum, gallery, and community settings. Jane will lead the tour group through a VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) discussion of Bassam Al Sabbah’s current exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This tour is […]

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Writer Response

As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer and editor Anna Walsh will respond to the work of Jennifer Mehigan and her current exhibition in Gallery 2 as part of The Artist’s Eye programme.  

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