An Agreement of Silence
By artist Sinead McCann
An Agreement of Silence, a new video artwork created and directed by Sinead McCann
An evocative emotional story of a woman’s experience in the Magdalene Laundry on Sean McDermott Street Dublin told using monologue, dance, music and song.
The story explores the alliance of the church, the state and the broader community in the confinement, exploitation and abuse of women in the Magdalene laundries in Ireland.
Monologue by writer Féilim James, movement direction by Kate Finnegan with dancers; Siobhan O’Connor, Vitor Bassi, Mufrao Gambe, voice by Michelle Costello, song I knew, you knew…lyrics by Sinead McCann and original music composition and vocals by ELKIN. Performed by ELKIN.
The artwork is presented as part of the exhibition State of the Art, The Nation State as both Violator and Protector of Human Rights, as part of the Smashing Times Dublin Arts and Human Rights festival 15-22 October 2021.
Exhibition: DLR Mill Theatre, Maureen O’Hara Studio, Dundrum: 15-22 October, 11-3pm daily
The artwork was commissioned by Smashing Times International Centre for Arts and Equality
Funded by Smashing Times International Centre for Arts and Equality and the Arts Council