If the Morrígan, the wise crow & great queen in Irish mythology could tell you a story, what would she say and where would she bring you?
At IMMA’s Earth Rising, she appears as the guide for the soundwalk Tréimhse* in the formal gardens. The walk plays on the need in these troubled times for what Robin Wall Kimmerer calls Re-story-ation “our relationship with the land cannot heal until we hear its stories. But who will tell them?” Braiding Sweetgrass (2013). Using field recording, sound and storytelling to lay down new pathways the walk places Irish and its close ecological observation at the heart of its storytelling. Reimagining the gardens as Gaeilge the Morrígan brings into focus the need for anti colonial methodologies of care and profound ecological awareness to unsilence and imagine new worlds. Siúlaimid le chéile. We will walk together.
Tréimhse grew out of conversations between visual artist Rosie O’Reilly and curator Shannon Carroll on the power of Gaeilge as a cornerstone of a new ecological time. it brings together their research, field recordings and sound by Headfoot (Colm O’Ciosoig, Rosie O’Reilly, Barry Ryan) and words by Prof Michael Cronin (An Gaeilge agus an Éiceolaíocht, 2019)
Image: The Morrígan, rosie o’reilly
*Tréimhse: a period of time
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