Ground Songs

For her solo show at Illuminations Gallery curated by Aoife Tunney, Yvonne McGuinness presented The Well (2017), a multi-screen film installation and Borders (2019)series of photographic collages.

As part of this exhibition the artist staged a series of performative interventions in collaboration with musician Nina Hynes across Maynooth University campus. The locations: a tunnel, woodland, mound and wasteland hosted short performances which culminated in a multi-layered sonic disruption in the Illuminations Gallery and balconies. Inspired by conversations with staff and students and exploring themes of belonging, embodiment of place /displacement and ceremony the artist looked to activate and voice a connection to places of lesser significance on the college campus.

Photo credit: Livia Figueiredo