The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley
|Artist Name(s)||Michael Fortune & Aileen Lambert|
|Artwork title||The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley|
The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley is a collection of local stories and superstitions as told by children from The Island and Moyross areas of Limerick City. The multi-part video work was recorded by Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert as part of Young EV+A and The Cuisle Poetry Festival in 2004 and 2005. This collection was recorded in two Limerick City National Schools, over a two-week period in September 2004 and screened in Halla Ide in Limerick City in the month to follow.
A limited edition of 500 DVDs were produced and were available free of charge from the artists and Limerick City Arts Office. All DVDs have since been distributed and no more are available.
Michael Fortune was born in rural Co. Wexford, in 1975. His practice revolves around the collection of material. He does not script or storyboard, instead he generates material out of the relationships and experiences he develops with the people and circumstances he encounters.
Aileen Lambert was born in County Wexford in 1975, where she now lives and works. Her practice spans video, performance and sound work, as well as participatory public art projects. Aileen's video and performance work has been presented in exhibitions and events nationally and internationally including the National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Festival Miden (Greece), Infr'Action International Performance Art Festival (France), Darklight Film Festival (Dublin), 7000IS (Iceland), Anti Festival of Contemporary Art (Finland), Tulca (Galway) Out of Site (Dublin) and SWGC Art Gallery (Newfoundland).
|Commission Type||Local Authority,Other,Schools/Colleges|
|Commissioner Name||Limerick County Council and Young EV+A|
|Project commission dates||September 1, 2004 - March 1, 2005|
|Partners||Cuisle Poetry Festival and Young EV+A
|Funded By||Limerick City Council|
|Budget Range||10000 - 30000 euro|
|Project commission start date||01/09/2004|
|Project commission end date||01/03/2005|
|Location||Moyross and St. Mary's Park|
|Content contributor(s)||Michael Fortune and Aileen Lambert|
|Relationship to project||Artists|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
Online video editor - Robert Corrigan
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.