Limerick, Ireland


SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE is a live artwork by Orla Barry, performed by Einat Tuchman her longstanding collaborator. It blends autofiction and oral history to create a humorous and passionate monologue. The performance is rooted in an artistic form of ‘barefoot anthropology’, recounting Barry’s tenuous interactions with the land, farming, man, and animal. It reflects on the culture of disconnection from the natural world and the boundaries of art and the rural every day. Barry draws on her background running a successful pedigree Lleynsheep flock alongside her art practice, producing crossover artworks that blend text, narrative performance and visual art, which exist between the theatre and the gallery space.

Written and directed by Orla Barry; Performed by EinatTuchman and Orla Barry; Design assistance by TanadAaron, Lutece Mauger, Adrian Doyle; Commissioned by MuZee, Oostend, and EVA International; Supported by KAAI theater, Wexford Arts Centre, Crawford Arts Gallery, and Cork Midsummer Festival; Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland’s Touring of Work Scheme.

Orla Barry lives and works in Wexford. Her recent solo exhibitions include MuZee, Ostend; Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels; and mother’s tankstation, Dublin. Her work has been shown at EVA International and the RHA Dublin, and performed at KAAI theatre, Brussels; Museum M, Leuven; SMAK, Gent; IMMA, Dublin; Dublin Theatre Festival; Project Arts Centre, Dublin; South London Gallery; Tate Modern, London; and De Appel, Amsterdam.


Wexford Arts Centre
7th 20:30 | 8th 18:00 | 9th 18:00 | 10th 15:00

Crawford Art Gallery in association with Cork Midsummer Festival
22nd  19:30 | 23rd 19:30 | 24th 17:00

Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in association with Dublin Theatre Festival
5th 18:00 | 6th 18:00 | 7th 16:00