The Joinery Graduate Residency series: Experiments in Sound 30th Oct – 18th Nov


The Joinery Graduate Residency series: Experiments in Sound.
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty.

Co-curated by David Stalling, Anthony Kelly and Miranda Driscoll.

During this residency, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty will investigate two of Dublin’s underground rivers: the Oxmantown Stream and the River Bradoge. Two related pieces will explore the concept of resonant events being recorded and subsequently replayed near areas of water, using different methods of subtitling to mediate between the city’s hidden streams and the audience. Subtitles will function as a potentially unreliable narrator in two different incarnations: aural and visual. Moriarty and Clinton will endeavour to resurrect the submerged and muted rivers, conducting an intimate tour along these secret waterways. The aural subtitles of the walk will be complemented by an installation in the Joinery that will use visual cues to translate formless sounds; a kind of inverted silent film. The two works will connect the gallery and the city and emphasise the physical and historical depth of place through evocative sound. Subtitles become a narrative stream of consciousness, emphasizing the silence of the buried rivers.

“Up through the wather your secret rises;
The stones won’t keep it, and it lifts the mould,
An’ it tracks your footsteps, and yoar fun surprises
An’ it sits at the fire beside you black and cowld”

– Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard

Night Walks Thursday 15 November: 6.30pm and again at 7pm
Day Walks Sunday 18th November 1pm and again at 1.30pm
The walk is approx 1hr15min.


~ by Ruth A Clinton on November 8, 2012.

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