Oh Infamy! We eat electric light
Iarliath Ni Fheorais, Emma Wolf-Haugh, Arts & Disability Ireland, film & exhibition, 2022
A set. A stage. A basement. A party.
Oh - Infamy - we eat electric light is a commissioned film and exhibition by Emma Wolf-Haugh and Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, that is entangled with and disobedient to Circe, Episode 15 of James Joyce’s Ulysses. A hallucinatory trip through the night time streets, we encounter otherworldly scenes of kink, justice, gender swapping, animism, and the troubling, unearthed through drag, dance, and text.
Mourning the lost magic of the night, Oh - Infamy - we eat electric light takes place on the site of Monto, Dublin’s sex work and nightlife district of old. The place where Bloom roves in hallucinatory states through Circe, and where we evoke phantoms of the past's stomping demands for filthier futures. Oh - Infamy is a celebratory haunting of dirty auld Dublin and of Circe; an ode to the potential energies housed in ruin.
Full film 12.22 minutes available below
Documentation - Louis Haugh at Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin