Pauline Cummins´performance and video work examines the human condition from a feminist perspective. She likes to collaborate with artists and communities in public sites and situations. A retrospective of her video work, Between One and Another , was held in CCI Paris 2012 where she and artist Sandra Vida performed, Sweeping Changes, in response to the Ryan Report on Institutional Abuse in Ireland.
She has worked within prisons as a visiting artist and was the founding chairperson of the Women´s Artist Action Group, (WAAG). Her performance as The Duchess of Leinster and as Lord Edward Fitzgerald, was part of ‘These Immovable Walls-performing Power’ Dublin Castle 2014. She was one of 16 selected visual art performers in ‘Future Histories’ 2016 at the historic Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Her early multimedia work Inis t·Oirr 1985 was a central installation in GAZE, IMMA 2019 and was also shown in Elliptical Affinities, Highlanes Gallery and in Limerick City Gallery 2020. She has performed internationally and her work is in the permanent collection of The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.
Photo credits: Make no Bones about it, performance made at Kilmainham goal to commemorate the 1916 rebellion in Ireland.