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Clodagh Emoe, b.1975


The film installation ‘Parodos’ is drawn from Emoe’s larger project ‘Cult of Engagement’, commissioned by the Project Arts Centre in 2009, in which the artist deals with the dramatic tradition of Tragedy. ‘Parodos’ is the term used for the entrance song of the chorus introducing the event that is about to take place. The processional chorus in Emoe’s film is, however, silent – an absence suggesting the role of the viewer within this dynamic to imagine what unfolds.

MediumVideo (colour, sound)
Duration Duration: 7 min loop
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, 2010
EditionEdition 1/5
Item NumberIMMA.3238.001
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Clodagh Emoe, Parodos, 2009, Video (colour, sound), Duration: 7 min loop, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, 2010

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Clodagh Emoe b.1975

Clodagh Emoe approaches her art practice as a form of enquiry. Her practice is expansive and collaborative; working with practitioners and researchers in areas of philosophy, architecture, botany and ecology to explore our intrinsic interconnection with the natural world. Her work is often site-specific and interventional, drawing on ritual to initiate space for tacit knowledge and affective thought.

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