Orla Barry’s work is about language. She works with different media, such as video, text, sound and photographic installation. Her oeuvre moves on the border between portrait, monologue and short story and floats to the rhythm of Irish poetry and music. Having lived in Brussels for sixteen years, Barry returned to her native region, the remote and rural county of Wexford on the coast of Ireland, where she currently lives and works. Many of her pieces refer to how people – as linguistic beings – feel alienated from nature.
year and place of birth: 1969, Wexford, Ireland
whereabouts: Wexford, Ireland