Black Mariah

Nasty Women Dublin, Pallas Projects

I have work in Nasty Women at Pallas Projects tonight on a data card called Cassavetes, put together by Mariah Black. The card also features works by Mary Kelleher, Molly Hennigan, Patricia Mc Inerney & Mariah Black. The card is an edition of 8, all proceeds go to Repeal Campaign.

4 to 12 August 2017 | Opening: 3 August, 6pm
Pallas Projects, 115 – 117, The Coombe, Dublin 8

Nasty Women Dublin

Opening Night: Thursday August 3rd 2017 6pm

Telephones Nasty Women Special: Saturday August 5th

Continues: Friday 4th – Saturday 12th August 2017 12–6pm  (excluding 6th +7th)

Nasty Women Dublin is taking place in Pallas Projects, Dublin from August 3rd-12th 2017. Originally a project by curators Jessamyn Fiore, Roxanne Jackson and Angel Bellaran hosted in the Knockdown Centre, New York it has spread to over 40 fundraising exhibitions worldwide.

“Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organisations defending these rights and to be a platform for organisation and resistance.” Nasty Women Exhibition

Nasty Women Dublin will be fundraising exhibition that celebrates the strength and diversity of art by female artists in Ireland, and which acts to promote the cause of women's rights, in particular reproductive rights and The Campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment.

All works are kindly donated by our artists and will be for sale for less than €100 with proceeds going to Coalition to Repeal the Eighth Amendment & Artists' Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment.

Our curatorial panel:
Sheena Barrett, Mariah Black, Helen Carey, Mary Cremin, Jessamyn Fiore, Siobhan Geoghegan, Gillian Lawler, Alice Maher, Loitering Theatre & Kathy Tynan

Artists include:
Aoife Dunne, Mona Atkinson, Anne Maree Barry, Aideen Barry, Aida Bangoura, Margaret O’Brien, Sarah Browne, Catherine Barron, Jade Butler, Catherine Barragry, Rachel Burke, Amanda Coogan, Nuala Clarke, Aimée Chan, Avril Coroon, Siobhan Clancy, Pauline Cummins, Susan Connolly, Maud Cotter, Margaret O’Connor, Ruth Clinton and Niamh Moriarty, Aislinn Delaney, Margaretta D’Arcy, Isadora Epstein, Millie Egan, Sara French, Marie Farrington, Aoife Giles, Doireann Ni Ghrioghair, Sara Greavu, Orla Goodwin, Amy Higgins, Leah Hilliard, Léann Herlihy, Roisin Hackett, Katie Holten, Erica Van Horn, Dragana Jurisic, Wendy Judge, Jesse Jones, Barbara Knezevic, Ali Kirby, Sandy Kennedy, Breda Lynch, Katharine Lamb, Gillian Lawler, Kathryn Maguire, Susan MacWilliam, Siobhan McGibbon, Sibyl Montague, Janet Mullarney, Chloë Nagle, Emer O'Boyle, Deirdre O'Mahony, Seoidin O'Sullivan, Katie O'Grady, Mandy O Neill, Aisling O'Beirn, Sadbh O'Brien, Helen O'Leary, Rachael Rose O'Leary, Laragh Pittman, Aine Philips, Jennifer Smith, Vicky Smith, Sonia Shiel, Polina Shapkina, Ciara Scanlan, Celine Sheridan, Gráinne Tynan, Ann Quinn, Ruby Wallis, Chanelle Walshe, Eve Woods, Amy Walsh, Isabella Walsh & more to be announced!


Thursday 3rd: Opening Event 6–9pm, performance 6.30pm.

Saturday 5th: Nasty Women Telephones Special: Tickets

Tuesday 8th: FINDING CREATIVITY workshop with Catherine Barron (16+)

Saturday 12th: 'A glove is a gift' performance, Léann Herlihy 3pm

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Review - Lydia Lunch / Wölflinge - Triskel Christchurch


Photo by Bríd O' Donovan

To help mark the celebrations for the fifth anniversary of The Black Mariah gallery here in Cork, I was invited to open for Lydia Lunch with a short performance. The space was very different to any other place that I've worked in before and I felt very alone in the piece, apart from hearing some cameras clicking halfway through.

Kieran O' Keeffe was there to review the show for

When I hear that tonight’s Lydia Lunch spoken word event will be opened by Wölflinge, it makes perfect sense. Once – and possibly still – an adjunct of the extended United Bible Studies collective, for many years a creative force in her own right, and renowned for pushing the boundaries here in our back yard with Black Sun and multiple collaborations, Vicky Langan aka Wölflinge is about the only local act who could effectively complement the show tonight, or with the kahunas to do so. Plus as tonight’s event is hosted by The Black Mariah gallery, both performers typically stretch across the grey area between music show and performance art. It should make for an interesting evening.

Wölflinge appears unannounced from the darkness at the back of the stage, unassuming as ever; readies an array of pedals, and preps for the performance by partially disrobing. Bare breasted, and contact mic in mouth, the crowd are soon pulled into a kind of uncomfortable intimacy with the performer, as every gulp of saliva and flutter of breath from inside her mouth is amplified to the level that you would normally only hear if the sound was coming from your own head.

Small jars are produced and held at ear level, upturned, allowing the contents – a thick, viscous, inky black liquid, to pour slowly out and cover the naked skin. Breathing, shallow and deep, is accompanied by various clicks and pops from the mic. This performance seems to follow on from recent collaborations with First Blood Pt II where the two are locked in close quarters and at times almost primal screaming into each other’s mouths. Tonight’s solo performance is more vulnerable, and is like an assault on the senses which culminates suddenly when the bodily sounds are thoroughly distorted into a fierce howl, before dissipating, and Wolflinge, now an exhausted figure streaked with black on her skin leaves the stained surroundings of the stage and steps back into the darkness from whence she came. I glance at my watch: the entire performace took no more than fifteen minutes. Impressive for the levels of intensity reached so quickly, most of the audience don’t seem to know what to make of it. Its wordless evocation of female agression and physical vulnerability is a fitting counterpart to the vocal diatribe we are about to experience. “The body is an experimental canvas, full of puss and cum”, we’ll hear later, and that take is foreshadowed here.


Read the rest of the review here: 

Lydia Lunch / Wölflinge – Triskel Christchurch, 12.04.12