More than the reverb
More than the reverb is a series of live events in the formal gardens of the Irish Museum of Modern Art presenting poets, singers and storytellers who share and interweave lullabies, chants, laments, and folk songs. These offerings originate primarily from the oral traditions of Ireland, Southeast Nigeria, Southern Cameroons, the Gulf of Guinea, and Western Europe, layered with contemporary readings around ideas of landscape, nature, displacement, and diaspora. The series will feature Ayuk, Mbongeuh Angwi Tah, Ceara Conway, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Róisín Ní Ghallóglaigh, Sandra Joyce, James Obijiaku (Ijele), John Tunney, Samuel Yakura, and more, from 19 May to 29 July 2022.
More than the reverb is co-programmed by guest curator Caimin Walsh, and is part of the EVA International & IMMA Partnership 2020–2022, IMMA Outdoors, and the museum’s Late Nights programme for 2022. You can find the full programme and list of contributors here.
Image: Ceara Conway by Dragana Jurišić, courtesy of the artists.