The Miracle of the One Thing, a work of ecological sound art by DCU lecturer Dr. Trish Morgan, opens tonight (April 12th) in The Dock in Carrick on Shannon.
The piece is part of ZVUKEE, which is a series of performances, films & talks by artists who work with self-acquired sounds, field recordings and noises gathered from the seen and hidden world around us.
The Miracle of the One Thing is concerned with ideas of alienation from nature and it was made using hydrophones to record the underwater sounds of the river Shannon over a calendar year. The aim of the work is to present to an audience an experience of the river that is usually not available to listeners. It was made possible by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Dr. Morgan said “I believe that there are many ways in which academics can use our skills to reach citizens on environmental topics, and creative works and public outreach are ways that I feel are important to explore. This is was one of the primary drivers behind my competing The Miracle of the One Thing.”
You can listen to a sample of the work here.
About Dr. Trish Morgan
Trish Morgan is a assistant professor in multimedia at Dublin City University. She is a media studies scholar who has had the benefit of an interdisciplinary perspective from geography. Her central research interest is in the communication and representation of environmental issues through theory and practice-based approaches.
She has an upcoming journal article on The Miracle of the One Thing, Sounding the unheard river: Reflections on an ecological sound art praxis as a response to ecosystem distress. It will be published in a special issue of "Food, Energy, Climate: Irish Culture and World-Ecology", Irish University Review, Volume 49, Issue 1 (May 2019).