THE PATIENT WILL SEE YOU NOW | ÁINE O’HARA
Saturday 19th December | 3pm – 4pm
The patient will see you now is an interactive installation and one-to-one performance work. Focusing on the inadequacies and farcical nature of accessing healthcare in Ireland, the work questions and exposes bureaucracies that oppress those who fall outside certain definitions of ‘normal,’ ‘valuable’, and ‘productive’.
We invite you to join us on Saturday 19th December online for a conversation about this work between Áine O’Hara & Siobhán Clancy.
Áine’s work experiments with form, and focuses on connection, conversation, and care. Their long term ambitions include demanding adequate access to theatre and the arts for disabled and marginalised communities through the creation of large scale, ambitious work as well as the continuation of community building projects like Chronic Chats; a creative and social group for chronically ill people which grew from their research as part of her artist residency.
Siobhán Clancy is a visual artist that typically focuses on social health. Working with other artists, activists, youth, community and women’s groups, her collaborative practice reflects an interest in collectivity and, participatory democracy. It is located in institutional, public and cultural spaces. The outcomes typically materialise as multi-media works, immersive events, participatory performances, dialogues, play and live action in contexts of health, education and justice. Siobhán currently works as Community Arts Coordinator at Cork City Arts Office.
Áine the recipient of our We Only Want the Earth’s Project Award in partnership with Fire Station Artists’ Studio, Dublin Central Housing Action and consulting artist Kerry Guinan. We Only Want the Earth is intended as a broad conversation about the goals and strategies of social change: what kind of society do we want and how should we get there?
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The patient will see you now is kindly supported by The Arts Council of Ireland’s Art Grant Funding 2020.