MAGDALENE opens in the Glucksman
You are cordially invited to, MAGDALENE, the new audio-visual installation by Mary J. King (UCC Music). The installation runs at The Glucksman from 5-20 Dec. It is free, open to the public, and part of a wonderfully curated set of critically insightful pieces in the Gallery's second-floor Sisk Spaces.
The Magdalene installation is comprised of four extended loops of varying lengths that run independently:
1.) projected video footage shot at the Good Shepherd Laundry in Cork
2.) processed audio from the Magdalene Oral History Archive interview with "Kathleen" (a Laundry Survivor);
3.) composed audio comprised of field recordings and instrumental recordings;
4.) a small screen that scrolls the text of the 2nd-century Gospel of Mary (Magdalene).
The constantly evolving interaction of the four independent temporal layers invites listeners/observers to make their own connections between past/present and ask themselves who is listened to (or not) and why?
Magdalene is an installation about listening to women.
*Magdalene was supported by grants from Arts Council Ireland, ArtsIceland, and the Israeli Women's Composers Forum with additional support from the University College Cork Department of Music and Justice for Magdalenes Research*