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Remember That June

by Christine Eyene There is a picture at Ormston House in Limerick, presented as part of the Murder Machine exhibition. It shows a woman wrapped in white sheets. She is lying down with her eyes closed. On her right eyelid is placed a silver coin, while a snake slithers above her head. This picture was…

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Linda O’Keeffe in conversation

Ormston House is pleased to host a conversation between Linda O’Keeffe and Sean Taylor on Thursday 9 June at 6.30pm. Linda O’Keeffe’s newly commissioned work My Voice Is Still Lost was added to the evolving Murder Machine project in May. This project is curated by Christine Eyene in collaboration with Ormston House and in partnership…

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Archival Matters

Archival Matters Curatorial Practice and the Postcolonial Archive | Christine Eyene and Renée Mussai. The (colonial) archive has, in recent years, received significant critical attention from a number of different quarters. Scholars, curators and artists have taken the archive to task: as a critical site for posing questions about practices of colonial governance, or for thinking about the workings of colonialism and its…

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Alice Marcelino: Kindumba

On the occasion of OPEN SOURCE 2016 (28-29 May), a public space arts festival initiated by Marie d’Elbée, photographer Alice Marcelino was invited to bring her Kindumba project to Gillett Square in Dalston (London). Kindumba (2013 to now) meaning My Hair in Kimbundo – one of Angola’s languages – celebrates black hair and its diversity by…

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Rusangano Family @ Ormston House

“Rusangano Family may have made the most important Irish album in years. Both as social document and artistic endeavour it certainly doesn’t have many rivals.” – Golden Plec. Ormston House is proud to host an interactive workshop with Rusangano Family sharing the creative processes involved in writing, recording and producing their new album Let The…

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We do Black hair

We do Black hair proposes to bring together the local African and Caribbean communities as part of OPEN SOURCE Festival through an afro hair event addressing ongoing questions of aesthetic canons, identity politics, and visual representations in the media. This project is informed by the all-too-common experience of the random “Can I touch your hair?”…