Ahead of representing Ireland at the 60th Venice Biennale next spring, artist Eimear Walshe informs us of their plans.
“It will be a brand new work which builds on my previous work in video and sculpture…it will involve a variety of earth building techniques along with a multi-channel installation. The work will include a new opera by the composer Amanda Feery with a libretto written by myself.”
Speaking about the Arsenale in which it will be created and housed, Walshe says “it’s a beautiful, bright spacious room in a really interesting listed historical building with crumbling plaster falling from the brick walls and very beautiful roof beams. The exhibition is being designed specifically for this space and its spatial design will modify according to future spaces it is shown in.
The possibilities around height and how you circumnavigate the Pavillion space is going to be important. I’m very interested in the interaction between the textures of the existing architecture and what we build into it.”
Sara Greavu from the Project Arts Centre will curating the work and no doubt a host of other pals and supporters will roll in to support this dynamic queer artist. Previous works include The Land Question: Where the fuck am I supposed to have sex? (2020) for EVA International and Land Cruiser (2022) for Drop Everything.
Image: Eimear Walshe by Cáit Fahey