6SKIN is a sound and image fantasia constructed as a series of veils, skins and fields of imagery. Polymorphic twin performers joyfully express the senses through dance in live action and animation sequences which overlap and embrace each other within a transformative soundscape.
Directors Alice Maher and Aideen Barry, both visual artists, worked with twin dancers Junk Ensemble, to re-stage and capture on film instances of polymorphic transformation referencing scientific and cultural sources from classical Ovid to cinematic cyborgs.
The discussion will feature the artists, Aideen Barry and Alice Maher, Dr. Tina Kinsella, and moderated by Dr. Shirley Graham. The panel will look at the recuperation of the female voice in art and literature, with special emphasis on the social, political and cultural histories of a resurgent Ireland in a globally regressive context.
This event is programmed in conjunction with the exhibition Aideen Barry / Alice Maher: fair is foul & foul is fair at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC November 9th (opening reception) – December 15th, 2019.