Artist: Josephine McCormick
Title: Poblacht na hEireann
Medium: Photo Intaglio
Print Workshop: Belfast Print Workshop
At four minutes past noon on Easter Monday, April 24th 1916, Padraig Pearse read the proclamation of the Republic of Ireland from the steps of the General Post Office in Dublin.
This print presents the words, captured in the form of a visual spectrogram, of Padraig Pearse saying in Irish, ‘Poblacht NA h-Eireann’.
This work is an outcome of my present interest in exploring the incorporation of sound as a visual resource within printmaking.
She has initiated several international exhibitions shown in Northern Ireland: from the Atelier Countrepoint in Paris, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Melbourne and the Vista Sans Wood Type Project (Pennsylvania).The latter is an example of a hybrid form of typographic design,
Projects in 2016 include a residency at Digital Art Studios, Belfast; investigating the creative potential of visual spectrograms of sound into print and a collaborative experimental sound performance, ‘Inter-Being’, with B-beyond and Bartolome Ferrando at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.
Her print work has represented Northern Ireland in China, Munich, Melbourne and Russia, and other examples are in the collection of Bank National de Paris, The Ulster Museum, Belfast, RMIT University, Melbourne and in private collections in America, Finland, Japan and Germany.