Light Therapy - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Light Therapy

Apolonija Šušteršič

08 Feb - 22 Mar 2020 |

Light Therapy has been created to help combat the effects of Seasonal Affective Depression and winter blues associated with the lack of light experienced in the northern hemisphere at this time of year. The room will also function as a space where individuals and groups can gather to consider what a place like VISUAL, an arts centre, means for a community and make suggestions for the future. This is the fourth iteration of Light Therapy. it was originally produced for the Moderna Museet, Stockholm in 1999.

The VISUAL Cookie
This is a return to Carlow for Apolonija Šušteršič. In 2002 the artist produced ‘The Simulation Café’ a communication model designed to encourage conversation locally about art production in Carlow. ‘The Simulation Café’ was open in the town for 6 weeks, hosting events and a cookie competition which invited participants to create a sweet treat for the prospective arts centre café. These activities were curated by Annie Fletcher and part of an advance programme to the opening of VISUAL in 2009. For this season we have introduced the VISUAL Cookie at Lennons.

About the Artist
Apolonija Šušteršič (b. Slovenia 1965) is an architect and visual artist. She examines and responds to contemporary urban regeneration and the social, political, economic and environmental issues surrounding it. Šušteršič holds a PhD from University of Lund, Malmö Art Academy, Sweden; and runs her own art / architecture studio practice in Lund, Sweden and in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Associated events

VISUAL Talk: Arts Centre: What can it be?
Apolonija Šušteršič in conversation with Annie Fletcher, Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Emma-Lucy O’Brien, CEO and Artistic Director of VISUAL Carlow.
2.15pm- 3.30pm, 8 February 2020

Yoga with yogi in residence Connie Byrne
Tuesdays: 9.15 – 10.15
Thursdays: 18.00 – 19.00
Saturdays: 10.00 – 11.00
Booking essential - for more information please visit our website:

Coffee Mornings
In March VISUAL are hosting coffee mornings for artists and community groups. If you would like to be hosted by the artistic team at VISUAL for a tour of the building, enjoy the sensational VISUAL Cookie and a morning of discussion on what VISUAL means to you and your group please contact

Photo: Ros Kavanagh, VISUAL 2020