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Orla Barry, Ireland
Breaking Rainbows | Temple Bar Gallery + Studios |  Sept 29 - Oct 1 2016


From stories of a sheep farm to a consideration of what categories reveal about our minds. From singing competitions in Ancient Greece to contemporary ecological issues. With three performers and a year's production of her own wool, Orla Barry addresses our problematic relationship with the natural world. The result is a live performance and a video installation, that interweave coincidence, language, humour and a sense of despair at the direction we are taking the world.
 
Orla Barry is a visual artist and a shepherd. She lived in Brussels for 16 years and now runs a flock of pedigree Lleyn sheep in rural Wexford. A recurrent theme in her recent work is the human disconnection from the natural environment. Barry writes and makes performances, video and sound installations. She has shown work at The Irish Museum of Modern Art, SMAK and Tate Modern, amongst others, as well as taking part in the Manifesta 2 European biennial of contemporary art.
 
Contains strong language.

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Written and Directed by Orla Barry
  • With the Collaboration of Einat Tuchman and Derrick Devine 
  • Assistant Director: Noelia Ruiz 
www.orlabarry.be

Residency supported by IMMA.
 
Funded through the Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work scheme.

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
  • Dates: Sept 29, 30 & Oct 1, 6pm & 8pm
  • Tickets: €10
  • Duration: Approx. 90 mins. No interval.
 
Video installation of work open to public in the gallery: Oct 6 – Nov 5,  Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm.
 
Exhibition launch:
Breaking Rainbows, Oct 6, 6 – 8pm.
Free exhibition runs from Oct 6 – Nov 5, Tue – Sat, 11am – 6pm
 
Artist talk:
Wim Cuyvers and Orla Barry, Oct 13, 6.30pm.
Free but ticketed booking via templebargallery.com

 

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