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.
Paloma Varga Weisz
Paloma Varga Weisz has made many exhibitions around the world, including one in 2006 at The Douglas Hyde. Trained as a wood carver, her work could be described as being rooted in European arts and crafts of the past, and especially of the Middle Ages, but it is nonetheless contemporary in tone. United by their spiritual overtones and surreal fantasy, she paints subtle watercolours and makes impressive installations, as well as skilfully carved sculptures.
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