Tulca Arts Festival, The Headless City, 2016
Pigment, series of site specific installations, 2016
"Sorsha Galvin used pigment to highlight the unofficial shortcuts and pathways formed by pedestrians, making visible the “deviant ethnography” of the city. Galvin’s citywide Desire Paths generated an effective proposition: that art can disturb simply by presenting us with evidence of our own rituals, in this case, our non-prescriptive usage of public space. Arguably, this intervention most effectively embodied the festival’s ‘headless’ inquiry, and most closely echoed the philosophies of Bataille, who stated that, at a certain point, there is a “need for sensibility to call up disturbance” because “no one is really touched emotionally unless there is some disturbance involved”.
-Gianna Tasha Tomasso, Visual Artists Ireland newsletter, Jan 2017