New exhibition Entirely hollow aside from the dark comes to Irish caves this summer

Visual Artist AlanJames Burns has announced an exciting artwork ‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark touring this summer across the island of Ireland.

Together with his creative and installation team, AlanJames Burns will traverse the length and breadth of the Irish landscape installing his immersive artwork ‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark’ inside five caves geographically spread across the countryside from July to September 2017.

Created by AlanJames Burns, in collaboration with writer Sue Rainsford and sound editor Ian Dunphy, ‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark’ will visit the scenic hills of Sligo, the seafront of Co. Dublin, The Burren in Clare, the peninsulas of Cork and waterfalls in Fermanagh.

Entirely hollow aside from the dark’ is a psycho-acoustic sound event within caves; ancient natural auditoriums carved into the underbelly of Ireland’s countryside. The immersive installation aims to create a visceral experience of journeying into someone’s inner dialogue by using cutting edge 3 Dimensional audio.

Using the cave as a physical metaphor for the brain, the cavern personifies the mind of a person questioning their reality, wherein an audible inner dialogue and choreographed sounds echo the character’s thoughts, memories and consciousness. In the darkness, this psycho-acoustic work unfolds and a symphony of sounds shifts around the cave.

The work will visit the Caves of Keash (Sligo), Lickhill Cave (Skibbereen, Cork), Aillwee Cave (The Burren), Smuggler’s Cave (Portrane, Dublin) and Pollnagollum Cave and Boho Waterfall (Enniskillen, Fermanagh)

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