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Twinsome Minds reviewed for ‘Culture Northern Ireland’

Twinsome Minds was reviewed by John Peto for ‘Culture Northern Ireland’. Check out the excerpt below or read the full review at culturenorthernireland.org.

The format of the show really works – the audience stays with Kearney through this tour of his thoughts and even at its most febrile moments the holistic experience of Gallagher’s supporting images help us to understand and connect with knowledge that is being shared.

Kearney’s overriding message seems to be one that ‘Twinsomeness’ in Ireland is not new, but recognition of it as a normal part of the Irish condition is essential. Our artists have long appreciated it but 2016 may give an opportunity for this to penetrate deeper into our understanding of life today on a divided island – a place where psychological ‘Twinsomeness’ merely mirrors the physical.

In terms of both content and presentation it is a vital contribution to the wider understanding of 1916, and its meaning for us here in 2016. Go see it if you get the chance. — John Peto

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Sortir Paris

…Entre histoire et mythe, anecdote et légende, chaque scène met en jeu parents, amis et amants qui se sont retrouvés impliqués dans l’insurrection violente des Pâques sanglantes sur la terre d’Erin ou dans le conflit mondial sur des plaines étrangères, face au dilemme de mourir pour la cause de l’Irlande ou pour celle des Anglais… — Thierry Voisin

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Twinsome Minds in the Irish Times

Twinsome Minds was noted in a review of the Abbey Theatre’s “Theatre of Change Symposium” by Peter Crawly and Sara Keating of the Irish Times.

The visual underscoring is a stark reminder of the palimpsest of past and present, and a warning that the commemoration of 1916 should be not just about what happened but also about what did not happen, and what might have happened had the Free State’s history not unfolded the way it did. — Peter Crawly, Sara Keating

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(Photograph: Monika Chmielarz via the Irish Times)

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Sheila Gallagher reviewed by the Boston Globe

Cate McQuaid reviews Twinsome Minds Co-director for her work at Inscape/Instress (Wellesley College) in her article “Weighty messages, clad in exuberant gestures, at Jewett.” Sheila Gallagher’s series works in parallel with Twinsome Minds, using animations, prints, and drawings from the performed lecture.

Gallagher’s audacious drawing ‘Gleam darkling of affluvial flowandflow,’ a big, 8-by-14-foot work, is named for a passage in James Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake.’ The title aptly describes the scene: Smoky masses, like mountains in Chinese landscapes, rise beneath great, chunky swipes of clouds, amid rushing, bubbly dark washes. It’s part landscape and part abstraction, with tiny, lyrical details accruing into an epic saga.

Read more at bostonglobe.com

Twinsome Minds reviewed for ‘Culture Northern Ireland’
Sortir Paris
Twinsome Minds in the Irish Times
Sheila Gallagher reviewed by the Boston Globe