Eimear Walshe presented Trade School (2021) a video and parable of sexual integration. It features the character of Puppy who lives a life of paradox in his Wicklow constituency, a politician by day and a service dog by night. Through positive reinforcement, public humiliation, and lessons in Irish history, Puppy comes to learn the price of sexual respectability, and the true nature of his vocation to serve.
The work was presented on an engraved USB key from a first edition of 100.
Eimear Walshe’s participation formed part of the 39th EVA International Platform Commissions.
Eimear Walshe is an artist, writer, and educator that uses academic study in Queer Theory and Feminist Epistemology in the production of sculpture, publishing, performances, and lectures. Walshe lives and works in Longford. Recent projects and presentations include The Department of Sexual Revolution Studies, Van Abbemuseum / Design Academy Eindhoven (2018); Miraculous Thirst: How to get off in days of deprivation, curated by Daniel Bermingham, Galway Arts Centre (2018); and Separatist Tendencies for The Deviant Programme, Van Abbemuseum (2017).Back to Artists