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.
Michael Canning, Fergus Feehily, David Godbold, Patrick Hall, Elizabeth Magill, Eoin Mc Hugh, Stephen McKenna, William McKeown, Paul McKinley, Nick Miller, Ciaran Murphy, Gavin O'Curry, Mairead O'hEocha, Kathy Prendergast, Marc Reilly, Tony Swain
This exhibition – the first such show to take place at The Douglas Hyde since 1990 – is an informal gathering of Irish paintings that have been inspired, in various ways, by landscape. Intended to have an air of lightness and ease, it is also a reflection of darker, more ambiguous, moods and currents in the world.
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