The Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art is excited to present a new work by renowned performance artist Amanda Coogan, Deaf artists Lianne Quigley and Alvean Jones with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf (DTD) and students from the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) at Trinity College Dublin. Freude! Freude! is a live exhibition, an embodied performance and installation which translates Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy chorus into Irish Sign Language (ISL) and reinterprets the entire symphony through the lens of the Deaf experience. Using ISL as a choreographic language, Coogan, Quigley and Jones have worked with DTD and students from the CDS to produce an aural, visual and immersive feast that will be presented through a series of performances and exhibition installation.
Aleana Egan, Fergus Feehily, Jaki Irvine, Sam Keogh, Paul Mosse
While dukkha is a Buddhist term usually translated as ‘suffering’, it can also refer to the pain of being born, growing old, sickness and dying, as well as to the anxiety or stress of trying to hold on to things that are transient or impermanent. For a Buddhist, the understanding of dukkha allows one to negotiate a harmonious path through life’s obstacles and disappointments.
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