MIcheál Ó Catháin
Singing is at the centre of my artistic practice. Orbiting this centre is the music of the early Gaelic harp. As a multimedia artist living in Youghal, I integrate fine-art digital prints, audiovisual installation and live performance (voice & early Gaelic harp) to connect outwards from this centre with contemporary audiences.
Creating both online and in-real-life (IRL) experiences rooted in the oral traditions I have inherited, I engage the emotions of today’s viewers in order to make heart-felt connections with my subject matter, the harmonic nature of singing with harp. I want my audiences to have a visceral, kinesthetic response to my work – only afterwards realising it was made using computer code.