The patient will see you now is an interactive installation and one-to-one performance work. Focusing on the inadequacies and farcical nature of accessing healthcare in Ireland, the work questions and exposes bureaucracies that oppress those who fall outside certain definitions of ‘normal,’ ‘valuable’, and ‘productive’.
Áine’s work experiments with form, and focuses on connection, conversation, and care. Their long term ambitions include demanding adequate access to theatre and the arts for disabled and marginalised communities through the creation of large scale, ambitious work as well as the continuation of community building projects like Chronic Chats; a creative and social group for chronically ill people which grew from their research as part of her artist residency.
The patient will see you now is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020.
Áine O’Hara (b.1991, Mayo, IRL) is an award winning visual artist and theatre-maker creating exciting and vulnerable work for and about people who are often left out of traditional art and theatre spaces. She is currently at a pivotal stage in her career as they reimagine how they create work following her diagnosis with fibromyalgia. O’Hara is a graduate of MFA Design at The Lir Trinity College Dublin and the Institute of Art and Design, Dun Laoghaire.
Áine the recipient of the We Only Want the Earth’s Project Award in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studio, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan.
Exhibition | Installation View
Dates & Times:
Sat 12th Dec | 4pm – 7pm
Tue 15th Dec | 2pm – 7pm
Sat 19th Dec | 2pm – 7pm
For your health and safety and applying government guidelines we will limit viewings of the work to 1 booking at a time with a maximum of 3 persons per booking. If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by Saturday 12th December. We will forward additional information about your visit and the social distancing precautions in place.
Exhibition | Performances
Dates: Sun 13th, Mon 14th, Wed 16th*, 17th, & 18th Dec
*home visits only/zoom performances only
Performance Times: 2pm, 3:30pm, 5pm and 6:30pm
The patient will see you now is a one-to-one performative work which we invite you to book in as our spaces are limited. Performances will take place 4 times a day Sunday, Monday, Wednesday (home visit), Thursday and Friday. If you would like to book an appointment with the patient please RSVP with a date before Sunday 13th December. Alternatively you may book via our website.
If you would like to book a performance please RSVP as soon as possible with your preferred date and time and we will do our best to book for you. We will forward additional information about your visit and the social distancing precautions in place.
There are two appointment options available:
1. In person at the clinic
2. A ‘home visit’ via zoom.
If you would like to make an appointment but cannot access the gallery we are happy to arrange a ‘home visit’ with you. We are also monitoring current guidelines and government updates. If at any point the gallery needs to close to the public, all appointments will move to ‘home visits’ via zoom.
Our accessibility information can be found via bit.ly/32AaCND. If you have specific needs that are not included in this information please get in touch and we will work with you to ensure you are comfortable on your visit.