Brian Irvine & John McIlduff (Dumbworld), Vera Ryklova, Aislinn Delaney, Jonathan H.S. Ross and Jasmin Marker.
Saturday 14 – Friday 27 January
Opening reception: Sat 14 Jan, 2:30pm. All are welcome, no booking required.
Location: Solstice gallery on level 3
“This is a place to gather. A space to sit, connect and reflect.
It holds the traces of a journey around Meath into moments of assembly and creation. A celebration of accumulation and entanglement that happens when there is proximity.” - John McIlduff
There is nothing like a period of enforced isolation to remind us of the deeply human (and non-human) need to come together. ‘If We Could See Ourselves As Others See Us’ is a sound, video and living installation inspired by a journey through moments of assembly across Meath. Choirs now able to join and sing together, swimmers taking the cold plunge together, gravestones repurposed as picnic tables for gatherings, trees connecting under the earth in a network of support. A space to join together in a moment of reflection on our necessary connectedness - a Möbius strip of ponderment.
Created by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff (Dumbworld), in collaboration with Vera Ryklova, Aislinn Delaney, Jonathan H.S. Ross and Jasmin Marker.
A Community Arts project commissioned by Solstice Arts Centre in partnership with Meta
For Junior & Senior Leaving Cert Cycle
LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT
Two free learning & engagement events accompany this project. Click below to find out more!
This Is Our Place
Date: Fri 20 January | Times: 10am / 12pm / 2:30pm (duration: 90mins) | Audience: Adult Groups
Improvised Musical Adventures
Date: Thursday 26 January | Time: 9:30am / 11:30am / 2pm (duration: 90 min) | Audience: Primary school groups (8-12 years) & Secondary school groups (all ages)
Dumbworld create artistically ambitious and exciting pieces that involve working closely with significant practicing professionals as well as people all ages, experiences, and backgrounds.
Established in 2009 by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff, Dumbworld is an artist led, creative production company. They make work that is to be found at the intersection of music, image and words including film, opera, documentary, oratorio, animation, public art installation, performance pieces, theatre, and curatorial projects. They have created and produced full-scale operas, community operas, animated operas, large -scale children’s orchestral oratorios, feature films, feature documentaries and installations.