Through A Glass Darkly

Exhibition of sculptural installations by Margaret O'Brien at Galway Arts Centre

Without A Future, site-specific installation, 2016

Without A Future, site-specific installation, 2016

ORIGINALLY A phrase in 1 Corinthians 13:12, "Through A Glass Darkly" has inspired book titles, including Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 collection of short stories In A Glass Darkly, titles of TV episodes, and the Rolling Stones album Through The Past, Darkly.

The phrase, in its original form, is the title of a new exhibition of sculptural installations by Margaret O'Brien at the Galway Arts Centre, opening tomorrow at 6pm. The same evening, at 6.45pm, Margaret, in collaboration with contemporary dancers Eve Rogers and Elizabeth Clarke, will present Be-ing, a free performance, in Nuns Island Theatre.

O’Brien uses a variety of materials and methodologies in her work, including electrical currents, live sound, light, moving image and kinetics. Her approach involves an experimental use of materials that re-imagines our view of and relationship with an object.

The exhibition will include Untitled (Glitch ), featuring two fluorescent lights which keep trying to ignite but cannot; and This isn’t it, an installation constructed from various individual but interrelated components: a sound piece, Super 8 film, neon text, and an electrical heating element.

Through A Glass Darkly runs until September 9.

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