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Irish artist Jaki Irvine presents a major new sound and video work at IMMA

A major new commission for IMMA by Irish artist Jaki Irvine, If the Ground Should Open?, is presented here for the first time on the occasion of the centenary of the historic Easter uprisings of 1916. This new work takes as a point of departure Irvine?s 2013 novel ?Days of Surrender?, which focuses on Elizabeth O?Farrell and Julia Grenan. These were two of more than a hundred women who were ready to die or kill for the possibility of a different Ireland but whose stories were all but written out of official Irish history, consigned to the margins as the narrative was masculinised.
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