Jakie Irvine Exhibition Opening at IMMA
An exciting new exhibition by Jaki Irvine 'If the Ground Should Open' commissioned by IMMA opens on the 23rd September. The exhibition explores the uncelebrated history of the women involved in the 1916 Rising.
The exhibition open's in commemoration centenary of the 1916 Rising. The exhibition consists of a sound and video installation in the courtyard of IMMA Irvine uses her novel Day's of Surrender which documents the lives and involvement of Elizabeth O'Farrell and Julia Grenan in the 1916 Rising. The artist has used these women's names, and others involved as 'the ground' to compose 11 tracks with 9 musicians. The artist composed the pieces with canntaireachd system – originally used as an oral scoring system for Scottish Highland pipes, which are known as the 'ground' in music. The artist hopes that by the women's names being performed they will be remembered.
The exhibition opens on the 23rd of September, and there are a number of talks and events in coalition with the exhibition. There will be a one off live performance on the 13 December.