Limerick, Ireland

Cliodhna Timoney

In the Wee Hours, 2023

A sculptural installation the developed from the artist’s research interests in dancefloors in rural Ireland, with a particular focus on the ‘Showband’ era from the mid-1950s to mid-1980s. As spaces of kinship, resistance, and for imagining new forms of social existence, the dancefloor served as a kind of portal for escape and rejuvenation against the social and historical backdrop of Ireland at this time. The installation employed atmospheric archetypes of these environments – reenchanting them with a new sculptural language that included fabrics, ceramics, and video.

Cliodhna Timoney is a visual artist working with installation who lives in Dublin (IE). Timoney has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including Visual Carlow (IE), 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway (IE) and the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (IE).

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