“This will not be Pretty” includes a choreographed performance featuring performer Katrina Foley with accompanying soundscape by Dr Honor Tuohy videoed alongside an installation of new work by artist Sarah-Jayne Booth.
This will not be Pretty: Cork-based Feminist Collective Respond to the Systemic Crisis of Domestic Violence. This multi-faceted art project in association with OSS Cork Domestic Violence Resource Centre and Cuanlee Refuge puts original stories to the statistics and is a timely reminder of the barriers faced by victims of domestic abuse, predominantly women, in their efforts to seek justice.
The online performance will coincide with a two-week window exhibition at Kopper Hair Salon, Half Moon Street.
The final element of the project is the publication of feminist writings with contributions from feminist ethnographer Dr Eve Olney, lawyer Fíona Ní Léime, artist Sarah-Jayne Booth and legal academic and musician Dr Honor Tuohy.
Video installation and recorded performance will launch online on 16th September at 7pm. See weragetogether.com for further details.
The exhibition is displayed in the salon window and is viewable to the public from the street with a QR code to access the online content.
The project is made possible with a bursary from Cork City Council Arts Office and kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Kopper Hair Salon.