Aistriú and Cúirt present the work of Japanese visual artist Miho Ohtsubo, who has drawn inspiration from the poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill – one of eleven Irish language writers featured in the Aistriú project.
By engaging with Ní Dhomhnaill’s Immram sequence and her poem ‘Dubh’ through the Japanese translations of Mitsuko Ohno, Ohtsubo has responded to the themes of the texts in very personal and powerful ways. The exhibition will feature Ohtsubo’s installation Black Milk along with other works that demonstrate her compassionate grasp of Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetic world and reflect underlying themes of migration and displacement. This, her first exhibition in Europe, will coincide with Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival.
As part of the Aistriú project, texts by eleven Irish language writers on the theme of migration are being translated into multiple languages, making this rich literature available to new readers across Europe and the world. This growing collection of translations is shared on the Aistriú website, where you will see parts of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetry sequence Na Murúcha a Thriomaigh, among other poems and prose.