Adding your voice in solidarity to the victims who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Using art and humanity to honour the dead and inspire change, from the Irish words Croí (meaning heart) and cuimhneamh (meaning to remember).
Croíneamh – mooring 1. February 2020
This exhibition took the form of a public participation installation in the Glucksman Gallery, UCC. The special yellow buoy above was positioned to draw attention to the number of children, women & men who are known to have died – the actual number may be much bigger. Viewers were invited to reflect on the List of names and add their voice and support by recording a few of these names.
Over the course of the three weeks, hundreds of names were recorded and those will be broadcast from this buoy during the next iteration of Croíneamh, when we hope to moor the yellow buoy in the river Lee.
Croíneamh would like to thank the Glucksman Gallery for the opportunity to bring this new work into the public domain in the John G. Sisk Gallery during March 2020. Special thanks are also due to Port of Cork for the use of their buoy, Cork City Council Arts Office for their support and for the team of volunteers who have all donated their time and thoughts.