politics and contemporary history

Sound Installation: VOICES OF MEMORY

Sound Installation
Thu, 30.06.2016 - Fri, 30.09.2016
Irish National War Memorial Gardens
Islandbridge, Dublin 8
Price: Admission free
Goethe-Institut / Eugene Langan
Goethe-Institut / Eugene Langan

A Riverside Sound Art Installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens by Christina Kubisch

Voices of Memory. A Riverside Sound Art Installation at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens is a sound composition by German artist Christina Kubisch (sound engineering by Eckehard Güther) located at the banks of the Liffey in the Irish National War Memorial Gardens. Envisaged as a contemporary commemoration to Irish loss of life in WWI, it is composed of two parts. The names of the soldiers who died fighting in WW I, which were read and recorded by volunteers from Ireland’s Memorial Records: World War I 1914-1918, are transmitted via four speakers.

As a counterpoint, at interspersed intervals, the sounds of the river Liffey can be heard. Recorded using a hydrophone so as to pick up the minute sounds of insects and fish, this second aspect is incorporated to offer pause for reflection.

In cooperation with Dublin City Council, supported by Office of Public Works and Trustees of the Irish National War Memorial Gardens

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