Cuckquean - Eimear Walshe

Cuckquean. Foto: Peter Cox
Cuckquean. Foto: Peter Cox
Cuckquean. Foto: Peter Cox
Cuckquean. Foto: Peter Cox
Lecture performance door Eimar Walshe tijdens Museum Take Over - Bodies of Knowledge, 2019. Foto: Marcel de Buck.
Lecture performance door Eimar Walshe tijdens Museum Take Over - Bodies of Knowledge, 2019. Foto: Marcel de Buck.
Lecture performance door Eimar Walshe tijdens Museum Take Over - Bodies of Knowledge, 2019. Foto: Marcel de Buck.
Lecture performance door Eimar Walshe tijdens Museum Take Over - Bodies of Knowledge, 2019. Foto: Marcel de Buck.
exhibition

Cuckquean Eimear Walshe

16/10/2021 - 27/03/2022
Curator: Nick Aikens

Installation explores exploring non-standard behaviour with reference to sexuality and rearing

A large-scale sculpture of a cuckoo will be installed on the ground of the Eye (the museum’s open-air gallery). The glass wall will be adorned with drawings and texts depicting a dove, a duck and a cuckoo. To Walshe, these birds represent non-standard behaviour with reference to sexuality and rearing.

The Department of Sexual Revolution Studies

The installation follows on from the project entitled The Department of Sexual Revolution Studies, created by artist Eimear Walshe (1992, Ireland) at the Van Abbemuseum back in 2018. The project explored how modern-day forms of sexuality can help us better understand the relationship between sexuality and today’s society, which extends to the realms of policy-making, accommodation and technology.