Lenten Labyrinth: A Journey of Solace

Róisín participated in this group exhibition at Block B, Smithfield, by creating a book of poems, with illustrations by Milena Matejko, Transference and curating a live art event Letting Go / Taking Up. The exhibition was directed by Matthew Huber in the form of a labyrinth with artwork displayed on the walls made with coffee bags, for people to walk through and reflect with the artwork to guide their steps. The other artists included Alessia Meloni, Jacinta O’Reilly, Martin McCormack and Ashwin Chacko.

Uncover

Róisín produced a triptych performance video for her Grad show at Dublin Institute of Technology, Grangegorman. As a storyteller, she investigated traditional and contemporary means of storytelling, through spoken word, performance and video, to share stories and bring people on a journey. At the focus of her practice is the notion of being still and present to observe the smallest detail to the whole image, in order to see simple beauty and uncovered truth and to interact with what is around you. She is particularly drawn to how light influences nature and reveals beauty, such as with water which is always moving, always performing, always catching light that it reflects. She simply accesses what is already there by shedding some light.

Performance video :
See, Unsee, Re see

Encounter.Rest

Encounter. Rest is the point of decision when one must choose if they step into rest. Róisín curated her first solo exhibition at The Haven Café, Bachelor’s Quay, Cork, with the intention of creating a peaceful atmospheric surrounding which may encourage the viewer to rest. She was interested in pushing her limitations within performance, video, poetry and drawing, and particularly attracted to the potential of language to communicate and its use within contemporary art. Her work is both experimental and reflective.

Performance video :
Encounter.Rest