25 February, 12noon to 6pm, with a 15-minute performative talk at 4pm.
CCA is delighted to present A Riveder le Stelle by Brown+Brí. The exhibition is the penultimate event in The Edge of Things, CCA’s Spring programme of one-day exhibitions.
A Riveder le Stelle is an interpretive re-staging of Swedish composer Ingvar Lidholm’s 20th-century choral work of the same name. E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle (“And thence we came forth to see again the stars”) is the final line in Inferno, the first canto in Dante’s epic 14th-century poem that describes the emergence into the night sky after travelling through the Underworld.
Brown+Brí are interested in the synaesthetic potential of this work and how inspiration can act as a moment of clarity or lunacy. At CCA – using sculptural installation, audio and text – they will present research into instances of symmetry of thought across time and space.
Brown+Brí is a collaborative curatorial and artistic practice. They work with people across disciplines and are interested in those intersections where it’s possible for new languages to be invented. Brown+Brí are Rachel Brown and Brighdín Farren.