Posted on: 31 Jan 2019
Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain
Last chance to catch this one
Title: Inscriptions of an Immense Theatre
Artist: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain
Where :Temple Bar Gallery + Studios Dublin
When: 14 December – 02 February 2019
Details: This work reflects on the relationship between imperial inscription and loss. An installation including a large-scale tapestry has been constructed in the gallery window, and forms another major part of this exhibition.
The film begins from within the interior of the British Museum, slowly revealing the museum’s earliest collection; it moves next to the site of a temporary accommodation centre reminiscent of those used to house asylum seekers in Ireland, the camera gliding past exterior views of its anonymous units; it ends within an empty limestone quarry, tracking the quarry’s rock surfaces and factory interiors. Linking the three seemingly disconnected sites is an exploration of inscription, loss and imperial legacy.