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Béal

Updated: Dec 24, 2021

Written and performed by Sinéad Gleeson

Additional voice: Tara Flynn

Composed and Arranged by Stephen Shannon


One of the most important collaborators on the By Slight Ligaments project has been between Barry & one of Irelands leading contemporary literary artists Sinéad Gleeson. Sinéad has written and created a critical essay envisaged as a work of art that haunts the gallery space. BEÁL, (All Silent But For the Buzzing)  is written and performed by Gleeson but composed and arranged by Stephen Shannon. Played on a Bright COVID Yellow Vinyl and placed at the mouth of Barry's Schufftan wall. It is a provocative and haunting work that melts into an minor C of melancholia that is both uplifting and deeply sad. This is Barry & Gleeson's first collaboration but the artists intend to bring BEÁL, (All Silent But For the Buzzing) into different public spheres over the course of the exhibition. 


Firstly in a manifestation of light, sculpture architectural intervention and kinetic object, later with the release of the "Exhibition Catalogue" as a VInyl Record and finally as a performed work at The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris in 2022.