© By Pauline Cummins
This was important as an early work made by an artists living in Dublin but concerned about the troubles. It is a performance with slide projection, pre-recorded sound and live performance.
Unearthed 1988, was first performed in Newcastle 0n Tyne and was commissioned by Projects UK. It consisted of slide projections pre-recorded sound and live sound by the artists. Unearthed was selected for ‘Art Beyond Barriers’, Frauen Museum, Bonn.
Unearthed then became a video installation with photographic images and sculptural stands. It was shown at:
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in ‘Inheritance And Transformation’,1991;
The Fifth Province - Some Contemporary Art from Ireland, in the Edmonton Art Gallery, with a live performance, 1991;
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark;
One person show 2 Installations: Inis Oirr/Aran Dance and Unearthed, Ladengalerie, Munich, Germany, 1991.
Original drawings for Unearthed, were selected for the irish Exhibition of Living Art 1982.
Location and accessibility of Performance Documentation:
NCAD, video library and NIVAL, NCAD, Dublin. Also catalogues mentioned above.
Judith Higgins, Report From Ireland-Art from the Edge (Part 1) Art in America (NewYork) Dec.1995. p.37-40
Malve Gradinger, Art review. Munchner Merkur (Germany) 12 March, 1990
Artwork copyright: Pauline Cummins