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Echo + Sgàire Wood


Echo is an evening of multidisciplinary presentations set within the exhibition, Seized by the Left Hand.

A longstanding part of the exhibition programme at DCA, Echo is designed to throw new light on the works displayed in our galleries by inviting other artistic voices into the building to respond to each show.

As part of this instalment, we have invited Irish interdisciplinary artist, designer and performer Sgàire Wood to respond to the exhibition. Through lip-sync and spoken word performance, she carves out ephemeral spaces for meaningful interpersonal connection and necessary emotional exorcism. With a combination of costume, makeup, set and choreography, Wood uses artifice and anachronism to achieve moments of honesty and authenticity and employs facetious humour to deconstruct societal taboos around mental illness, psychological trauma, gender and sexuality.

In advance of Woods’ response, there will be opportunities for other voices to present ideas. In past events, participants have presented a wide variety of new and existing works that they have made in response to, or think is relevant to the work/themes in our exhibitions. These have included drawings, sculptures, short films, poetry, text readings, dance, music, and performance. If you would like to share your creative response to the work on show, please submit a short proposal (no more than 300 words) to by Mon 9 March 2020