Transcendental - Sinead Keogh

The Workmans Club, 11 Brown Street / 7-13 June / 11am - 7pm daily (Late night Thurs 8 and Fri 9am till 11pm) / FREE

This film installation features Barry, a club kid during the 90s reflecting on the culture of his youth, early 90s EDM festivals and the effect of 90s trance music. The viewer is invited into Barry’s mind where an imaginary meeting occurs between the mythical Greek nymph Echo and a young 22 year old Barry in a German forest preparing for a Trance festival. Installed in the function room of the Workmans Club, this film and it’s throbbing sound track feel at home under the location’s disco ball.

Transcendental is part of SITEWORKS 2017, commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival and Carlow Arts Office.

SITE WORKS ’17 presents six new site specific* works of art. Inspired by Carlow and its rich narratives, these works create new perspectives on old stories and inhabit locations in unexpected and refreshing ways. There’s a long tradition of inviting artists to Carlow to make and present works of art. SITE WORKS continues on this legacy offering a unique platform for artists to come, explore and respond. 

This year SITE WORKS was selected from open call by Connie Byrne, Arts Facilitator, Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer, Carlow County Council, Emma-Lucy O’Brien, Curator SITE WORKS ‘17 and Jo Mangan, Festival Director. 

*The term site-specific refers to a work of art designed specifically for a particular location and that has a relationship with that location.