About MOE Rewind<<Fastforward>>Record: Revising the Rainbow

The REWIND<<FASTFORWARD>>RECORD: Revising the Rainbow (RFR) is aimed at engaging with LGBTQ+ community groups on a national platform to uncover queer histories and expand their retelling and relevance through artistic interpretation. Through a series of talks, tours, workshops and personal accounts, the two-month-long pilot project will develop a body of creative responses to be exhibited as a touring exhibition to regional locations across the country. As part of each exhibition, a further series of local talks and workshops will generate new creative responses to expand the exhibition material as it tours the various locations.

To accompany the local queer history tours and talks, coordinated by Hannah TiernanBrendan Fox will design creative workshops to enable participants to fully engage responses to these histories as well as their own expressions of identity. The workshops will apply methods designed for the Games for Artists and Non-Artists programme. 

The pilot project will be realised in collaboration with Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride. This extensive phase will see Brendan and Hannah working with the Fatima Groups United - Out South Central LGBT+ group based in Dublin 8. Over the course of 6 weeks, they will coordinate a series of site visits, talks and workshops to inform participants on local queer history and to generate artistic responses. These responses will then be exhibited in Dublin as part of LGBT History Month.

Following the launch of the pilot exhibition, the work will be toured to regional hubs. Each hub will host the transforming exhibition for three weeks. During the first week of the exhibition participants will be introduced to local queer history by way of a talk or tour followed by a creative workshop. In the second week, participants will be encouraged to reflect creatively on personal histories and identity through a second workshop. In the final week, the participants' responses will be exhibited alongside the original material. This phase will be realised with the assistance of Queer Culture Ireland (QCI), a cultural network established to promote and foster LGBT+ cultural engagement throughout the island of Ireland.