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Time (Ireland) Act - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty Time (Ireland) Act - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty 2016

Time (Ireland) Act - Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty

1st - 30th Oct 2016

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty 2016

Time (Ireland) Act
Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty

Opens 01 October 3pm
Runs until 30 October
Bus departs Patrick's Quay at 2.30pm, Sat 
01 October (€3 pps rtn) - to book email info@siriusartscentre.ie with the subject heading: "Time (Ireland) Act"

Performance by Rachel Ní Chuinn, Isadora Epstein, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty on Wednesday 19 October 7pm
Lunctime talk with the artists Thursday 20 October 1pm

This year marks 100 years since Britain, and therefore Ireland, adopted Daylight Savings Time. The rearrangement of public timekeeping resulted in a sudden loss of twenty-five minutes and twenty-one seconds of Irish time. Taking this temporal elision as a starting point, Time (Ireland) Act tests the possibility of unfolding infinite moments of unrealised potential into the dramatic setting of Cobh.

Collaborative gestures, video and interactive fiction are used to present simultaneous, non-linear narratives of remote (mis)communication and to question the possibility of ownership over intangible forces. Whilst being influenced by the experience of undertaking a year-long residency in Cobh, Clinton and Moriarty look outward to create a temporary confluence of knowledges: distant and proximate.

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty have been working together since graduating from Fine Art at NCAD in 2010. Recent exhibitions of their work include: Amharc Fhine Gall X - Transhistorial Terrain, joint exhibition with Ella DeBurca, Draíocht, curated by Linda Shevlin, 2015; Foaming at the Mouth 6, visual art spoken word event, Amsterdam, curated by Tracy Hanna & Emer Lynch, 2015; Amid the Deepening Shades, self-initiated group exhibition at the Deer Park Hotel, Howth, 2014, and Wound with a Tear, offsite solo exhibition at Trinity College Dublin in association with The Douglas Hyde Gallery, curated by Michael Hill, 2014.

Clinton and Moriarty use performance, video, sound, installation and storytelling, along with a detailed research process to convey visions of transience and resistance. Through mimetic acts of communication and repetition, of resurrection and preservation, they interrogate humanity’s struggle against overwhelming natural forces and ask how we can look beyond our limited perception of endurance. Recently they were awarded the Arts Council 16 x 16: Next Generation bursary. The 16 x 16: Next Generation bursaries are awarded to innovative young artists, in a special initiative of the Arts Council and the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, in recognition of the role of artists in the events of 1916.

Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty