THE LIVING CANVAS
curated by Sheena Barrett & Patick T. Murphy with Algorithm
Living Canvas at Wilton Park presents the biggest outdoor screen for contemporary art in Europe on the banks of the Grand Canal. We profile some of the artists appearing, as part of its constantly evolving programme, in a special supplement in our current edition. ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑐᑦ SEACHMALLTACHT OBLIVION is a multimedia performance, moving image and sound installation created by Aideen Barry. It merges apocalyptic images of poisoned lands with historical archival elements of outlawed folk song and music to create a new type of collaborative language that traverses popular culture: spoken word with cutting edge experimental moving image. The work is a collaboration with internationally renowned Inuit singer and songwriter RIIT ᕇᑦ together with Irish Harpist Aisling Lyons, composers Cathal Murphy and Stephen Shannon with costume crown designs by Margaret O’Connor and was commissioned by the Irish Traditional Music Archive and Music Network in response to the Bunting Archive. It is a work built in response to the endeavour of the musicologist Edward Bunting who saved the Irish Harp from extinction by immortalising the music for future generations to become an intrinsic part of Irish Cultural Identity.