Joining the Dots at UEFA Euro 2016
Culture Ireland is delighted to announce the opening of a special art installation 'Joining the Dots' in Paris to mark UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships
The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, is delighted to announce that Culture Ireland is funding the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris to curate a special art installation, Joining the Dots, by Paris-based Irish collaborative duo Cleary Connolly. The installation will feature in the Place de l’Europe in Paris along with installations from all countries participating in the UEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships.
Cleary Connolly were specially commissioned by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris to create the installation. The exhibition, which is also supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Irish Embassy in Paris, was officially opened by Ambassador Geraldine Byrne Nason on Thursday 23 June, with theatrical and musical interventions by playwright and performer Sonya Kelly and musician and visual artist Macdara Smith. Read the full press release here.
Ireland’s Pavilion takes the form of an enormous lightbox displaying an animation based on perception studies of the movement of footballers in particular. These figures create an installation which reflects Irish creativity and is luminous and lively. Click here for further information.