Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall

Stormy Petrel/ Guairdeall

Installation  |  Performance   |  Book  |  CD
Artists Orla Ryan, Alanna O’Kelly, Brian Hand Stormy Petrel/Guairdeall 
24 April- 2 May, 9.00-5.30, daily
Accessible with ticket to the visitor centre. Sound installation in the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre Courtyard. Features an ‘Acoustic Radar’ and ‘Flair Horn Rig’, sound sculptures based on World War 1 listening devices. Fabricated by Lawrence O’Toole.
Mother Operated On Successfully Today
25 April, 7.15 & 8.30, one evening only Performance devised by artists Orla Ryan, Alanna O’Kelly & Brian Hand and movement director Libby Seward. Performers: Libby Seward, Lucy Rowell, Orla Ryan, Kaija Kennedy, Una Maya Kennedy, Augustine O’Donoghue Alanna O’Kelly, Francis Mizetti Duggan, Ceara Conway, Pauline Cummins, Natasha Bourke.Technical assistance from Pól Brennan, Mark Foley, Olchan Kirwan, Pavlina Kubelkova.Duration 25mins.Thug siad oíche ar guairdeall dom/
They left me wandering all night

Book available from GPO Witness History Visitor Centre and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Limited edition artist book and CD, designed by Eilis Murphy and published by Folded Leaf.

500 numbered copies, five sections hand-bound, 80 pages, 150x235mm, including the CD, below, in an insert.

ISBN 9780993577000

Tom Tailor Waterwitch
CD available as part of the book, above.
Sound works arranged and produced by Orla Ryan, Alanna O’Kelly and Brian Hand. Mixed and mastered by Pól Brennan.

Track List

  1. Shetlandese
  2. Song of the Stormy Petrel / Burevestnik by Maxim Gorky, 1901
  3. Storm Signals (excerpt from sound installation in GPO courtyard)
  4. Stormy Revolutionary Characters
  5. Stormy Petrel by J. Martin 1857
  6. Storm Birds (lipogram)

Special thanks to Maolíosa Boyle, Ann Byrne, Ceara Conway, Mary Duffy, Frances Mezetti Duggan, Bairbre Hand, Una Hand, Eithne Hand, Sarah Hampstead, Aoife Kennedy, Jelizaveta Kirjouhina, Ruth Lehane, Julie Maguire, Peg McManus, Veronica O’Dea, Paddy O’Doherty,

Future presentations in 2016:

May-July 2016
Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hanoi.

Invited by Pham Phuong Cuc, Curator of the  contemporary exhibition space at the  Women’s Museum. Supported by Culture Ireland and Dept Foreign Affairs as part of the Ireland 2016 International Programme. Irish Ambassador to Hanoi is H.E. Ms Cáit Moran and Second Secretary of Political and Economic Affairs is Chiara Popplewell.

October 2016
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

Invited by VISUAL & Carlow Arts Office 2016 Programme, Director of VISUAL Ann Mulrooney, Carlow Arts Officer Sinead Dowling.

Carlow Institute of Technology (Wexford Campus), Embassy of Ireland in Vietnam, VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow County Council Arts Office, Artlinks Ltd.

An Post/GPO Witness History Public Art 2016