90 minutes, English spoken
Concept & text: Orla Barry
Performance & music: Derrick Devine, Marcus Lamb, and Einat Tuchman.
A co-production of STUK kunstencentrum; Playgroundfestival, Leuven; If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam; and Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
Mountain is commissioned by: the Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brétigny; If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam; STUK kunstencentrum (Playgroundfestival), Leuven; and Tate Modern, Londen, and co-funded by the European Union.
Orla Barry’s work focuses on language, both written and spoken, as well as on visual deconstruction and displacement of language; via frequently associative techniques, she researches the semantics of her mother tongue and its cultural imbedding and implications. Orla Barry lived in Belgium for sixteen years and has now returned to live and work in Wexford, Ireland. She has recently had performances at Tate Modern, London; Playground Festival, STUK, Leuven; and De Appel arts centre in Amsterdam. She has also had large solo shows of her work at the CCB, Museu Bernardo, Lisbon (2011, with Rui Chafes); Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2006); SMAK, Ghent (2005); Camden Arts Centre, London (2005); and W139, Amsterdam (2005). She has taken part in Manifesta 2 and in group shows such as Sense and Sensibility in Sao Paulo and Some Parts of this World in Helsinki. She has been awarded the prize of the Palais de Beaux Arts in the ‘Prix de la Jeune Peinture Belge’ in 2003 and was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex Prize in 1999.