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LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE, MANORHAMILTON, IRELAND
The exhibition consisted of video and installation, and its main focus was the Irish language. Two videos and three installation pieces were created leading up to and during the 6-week residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre. These works all explored the Irish language from the viewpoint of a foreigner. The videos and installations attempted to deal with universal issues through the medium of the Irish language, and drew on literature, political texts, geography and philosophy, all taken from non-Irish sources.
The project itself and the preparations for the residency at Leitrim Sculpture Centre went on for about a year; first through intensive language studies over 5 months, and subsequently through 3 weeks of volunteering at Gaelscoil de hÍde, in Oranmore, Galway, in the spring of 2016.