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.
Lois Weinberger’s 2002 solo exhibition in Gallery 1 explored urban ecology and nature’s continuous adaptation to human presence and disturbance of the land. His use of wasteland plants and weeds in his installations draws attention to peripheral and overlooked areas.
Invasion comprises a large number of tree fungi, which appear to grow directly out of the Gallery wall. It is a quietly disturbing and melancholy reflection on passing time and decay.
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