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Exhibitions

IMMA Collection : Coast-Lines, Main Galleries, IMMA
 
The live work No Wind Shuts Eyes Open (2017, 2018) is a song composed by Andrea Geyer as an impromptu performance in museum galleries. The song can be learned by anyone and sung alone or in groups. Over the course of Geyer’s exhibition at IMMA, the work will be performed by IMMA staff in the exhibition galleries of IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines on sporadic occasions. The lyrics and melody are available online and below. You are also welcomed to sing it aloud as you wish.
 
Lyrics, by Andrea Geyer:
For the melody, composed by Lauren Denitxio, visit: http://www.andreageyer.info/projects/nowind/nowind.html
 
Imagine yourself a woman of fire
Bright in the moon and in dawn’s first light
Watching her sun rise higher and higher
Take on a timekeepers visionary right.
 
No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.
 
Museums arise from the power of voices
Harboring those who can’t help but speak
Imagining views and radical choices
Offer new freedoms for us to seek.
 
No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.
 
Imagine this place for us all to gather
Hold our difference brave without fear
Unbind the rules that frame our bodies
Generate wildness for hunger to rear.
 
No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last.
 
Study right now, resist calls to order,
Open your mind and feel things to see.
Much needed in times full of new borders
Museums are places for us to be.
 
No darkness halts culture
revolutions in sight
No wind shuts eyes open
stops minds in mid flight
No hiding of power
In bodies of art,
Revealing us time in present at last,
Revealing us time in present at last..
 
No Wind Shuts Eyes Open
2017, 2018
Song for museum galleries
Lyrics by Andrea Geyer
Music by Lauren Denitzio
Performed by IMMA staff in IMMA Collection: Coast-Lines exhibition, Main Galleries at IMMA, on sporadic occasions until 21 October 2018.
Courtesy the artist and Hales Gallery, London and New York
 

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