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Co-Created with Carlow Arts Festival

Woman in the Machine

  • 4 June - 12 September
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In an industrial site at the edge of a regional town, the rhythm of machines and people stopped a long time ago. A giant landmark – an edifice, sat impatiently, waiting for someone to hit play and turn it on again. Vast spaces were idle and still, air vents flapped and rattled furiously. We are bringing sound to this place, turning up the bass, lighting the shadows... the rats have run from their quiet corners, the air has changed and something brand new is vibrating. A 72 hour lost weekend unfolds.

Woman in the Machine, co-created by VISUAL and Carlow Arts Festival - takes over VISUAL, the behemoth former Braun factory, and digital platforms, features 50 original arts projects and the work of hundreds of artists.

It will unfold through film, exhibitions, sound works, light installations, digital native events, a 360 virtual exhibition space, performances, talks and community engagement projects.

The Woman in the Machine exhibition runs at VISUAL until 12 September 2021.

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Woman in the Machine is part of Carlow Arts Festival 2021, VISUAL’s Summer Programme and presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit

With thanks to Sean Gallagher and Clyde Real Estate