Ulla von Brandenburg
Under Water Ball, VISUAL, Carlow/IR
June 6 - August 25, 2024
Ulla von Brandenburg, Un bal sous l’eau (film still), 2023. Super-16 mm film transferred to HD video, colour, sound, 26:25 min

Over the last 20 years, Ulla von Brandenburg has developed an acclaimed practice blending painting, textiles, film and performance. The solo exhibition Under Water Ball by von Brandenburg in VISUAL’s main gallery marks the first time she has exhibited in Ireland in 15 years, and is the largest exhibition of her work in the country to date.
The exhibition consists of a site-specific, immersive installation of large-scale textile and sculptural works, and includes the European premiere of von Brandenburg’s latest film, co-commissioned by VISUAL. (Un bal sous l’eau, 2023).

To mark the opening of the exhibition, von Brandenburg will present A Colour Form Instead, a series of commissioned performances to activate the exhibition, featuring her regular collaborators Benoit Resillot, Giuseppe Molino and Julia Mosse, and Irish collaborators Aoibhinn O’Dea, Eoghan McIntyre, Mayumi Nakabayashi, Sarah Joan K, Stephane Bena Hanly and Venus Patel.
A Colour Form Instead runs over 06–08 Jun 2024 during the run of the Carlow Arts Festival at the times abow. Attendance is free and booking isn’t necessary. The performance will be approximately 30 mins in duration, with audiences free to come and go as they wish.

The film Un bal sous l’eau (2023) is commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Additional support by FRAC Picardie, Amiens and VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

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