Jesse Jones’ film, performance, and sculptural installation ‘The Tower’ is the second part of a trilogy that began with ‘Tremble Tremble’, commissioned for the Irish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.
Jones works cross platform, using a form of expanded cinema to focus on troubling histories of the oppression of women.
‘The Tower’ draws on the words of women burned as heretics before the first witch trials in the sixteenth century. It delves into the lost knowledge of women’s ecstatic visions through the writing and song of medieval female Christian mystics, and evokes the strange, isolated imaginaries of anchorites and hermits, along with religious and state incarceration of women.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan listens to, with, and on behalf of people affected by corporate, state, and environmental violence. His work has been presented worldwide in the form of forensic reports, lectures and live performances, films, and exhibitions.
His most recent film installation, ’45th Parallel’, examines political grey areas in international legislature and reflects on a cross-border shooting and the subsequent legal case of Mesa v. Hernandez. It was filmed on location in the only cross-border theatre in the world – the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, which is a geopolitical grey zone that bisects the border of Canada and the United States.
Nature of Difference
மொழிபெயர்ப்பு / ‘the nature of difference’ is a series of 20 twenty individual text works by Dr Hephzibah Israel in collaboration with graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge.
Dr Israel is Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies at the University. Her exhibition, on the upper balcony of the Georgian Gallery, is informed by her own lived experience and poetically explores the nature of translation and what it is to navigate borders.
Photography: ‘The Tower’, by Marion Bergin, courtesy of Jesse Jones; ’45th Parallel’, courtesy of Lawrence Abu Hamdan; ‘the nature of difference’, by Hephzibah Israel in collaboration with Fraser Muggeridge Studio.