Land and Language - Talamh agus Teanga

Marie Farrell and Maura Connolly are back at the Linenhall! On Fri 28th Oct at 5.30pm they open a ground breaking exhibition by Castlebar native Derval Dunford...

Each audience member will be given the opportunity to send a virtual breath to a friend by snail mail! This is a unique and free initiative provided by Derval to include people who cannot come in person to interact with the exhibition, people in hospital, in other countries, people in need of a little peace. As a bonus they will also get to learn a cool Irish word.

Land and Language – Talamh agus Teanga has to be experienced to be understood. Suffice it to say, this exploration of eco-art uses cutting edge tech to impart ancient wisdom.

The exhibition is running alongside the Roola Boola Fest as a support to parents and children alike.

Schools are being invited to visit this socially engaged and environmental project, which supports some of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda.  It subtly explores climate emergency through interconnection, and hopes to encourage people to take action but from a gentle and simple perspective. In an emergency one needs to remain calm and connected to function optimally. Climate anxiety can overwhelm and paralyze, as a result this can lead to inaction. Generally when people feel a connection they care more and have a desire to do something to help that comes from the heart.

The exhibition has been endorsed by musician and environmental enhancement advocate Sharon Shannon who described it simply as ‘beautiful’. It has also been endorsed by eco-social art educator Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald Ph.D. The project was part-funded by Creative Ireland Mayo.

Derval has trained and worked with US Physiatrists Doctors Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown.

Please join us on Fri 28th Oct at 5.30pm, bring your headphones or earbuds if you’d like an enhanced experience.

Land and Language – Talamh agus Teanga by Derval Dunford runs from Fri 28 October until Sat 19th November in the Linenhall Foyer. 

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