Performance, St Patricks Well, Clonmel
Cameraman: Micheal Kelly
Soundscape: Ellen King
Mc Guinness was commissioned by Clonmel Junction Festival to create a work that responded to the story of Bridget Cleary a woman suspected to be a changling and burned alive by her husband outside Clonmel 1896. The 15 local female volunteers collaborated with the artist to create a large-scale outdoor performance at St Patricks well. Through the enactment of a ritual the performance looked to acknowledge the importance of women’s position in Irish society and to connect to lost systems of ancient power.