Ormston House, in partnership with EVA International and Making Histories Visible, is pleased to present Murder Machine a project curated by Christine Eyene in collaboration with Ormston House.
Murder Machine features Irish and international multidisciplinary artists Ceara Conway, George Hallett, Linda O’Keeffe, The Otolith Group and Rusangano Family for an interactive display and a series of monthly public interventions around language, text and literature.
Anchored within local narratives and exploring diverse histories, geographies and political contexts, the project will present art pieces, performances and archival material previously unseen in Ireland.
Join us for the launch of Murder Machine on Saturday 16 April from 12 to 2 pm.
Curator Christine Eyene will give a tour of the exhibition at 1 pm and introduce the work of The Otolith Group and George Hallett. This will be followed by a live performance by Ormston House artist-in-residence Ceara Conway. Entitled DUBH, a dramatic reinterpretation of Roisín Dubh (Dark Rosaleen) – the symbolic poem marking the end of Gaelic Ireland – this new piece is produced by Limerick-based DJ Deviant. The performance begins at 1.30, sharp!
Also programmed as part of Murder Machine: Linda O’Keeffe will premiere a newly created sound piece responding to 19th and 20th century Irish Independence movements through two key texts: The Irish Declaration of Independence and Pádraig Pearse’s The Murder Machine (12 May). Rusangano Family will host an informal, interactive workshop looking at the creative processes involved in writing, recording and producing their new album Let the Dead Bury the Dead (2 June).
Murder Machine is presented at Ormston House in partnership with EVA International and Making Histories Visible as part the Federation of arts organisations and institutions responding to the curatorial concept of Ireland’s Biennial 2016: Still (the) Barbarians.
16 April – 17 July 2016
Press preview: 14 April
9-10 Patrick Street
Limerick City, V94 V089
Wed – Sat | 12 – 6pm
Free entry, open to all