Saturday December 7, 2019

Live at The Witch Trials

Jesse Jones’s powerful, unsettling new exhibition puts the spotlight on female resistance - and reminds us that more change is needed, writes Róisín Kiberd

17th June, 2018
Jesse Jones: ‘The repeal of the Eighth Amendment was pushing something backwards through time’ Pic: Fergal Phillips

A woman descends from a dark sky. She has green eyes, wild white hair and ragged white robes. This figure is larger than life, yet maternal; she’s a witch, a giantess, or possibly a Fomorian. She’s “the other of the other”, here to enact “a bewitching of the legal system”.

In her new exhibition Tremble Tremble, Irish artist Jesse Jones challenges viewers to confront the archetype of...

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