Under Water Ball - VISUAL

VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art &
The George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Under Water Ball

Ulla von Brandenburg

6 June - 25 August 2024

11am - 5.30pm Tues - Sat, 2pm - 5pm Sun
Tuesday to Sunday

Admission: Free

VISUAL is pleased to present Under Water Ball, a solo exhibition by Ulla von Brandenburg in the Main Gallery.

Over the last 20 years, von Brandenburg has developed an acclaimed practice blending painting, textiles, film and performance. Under Water Ball marks the first time she has exhibited in Ireland in 15 years, and is the largest exhibition of her work in the country to date.

The exhibition consists of a site-specific, immersive installation of large-scale textile and sculptural works, and includes the European premiere of von Brandenburg’s latest film, co-commissioned by VISUAL. (Un bal sous l’eau, 2023).

To mark the opening of the exhibition, von Brandenburg will present A Colour Form Instead, a series of commissioned performances to activate the exhibition, featuring her regular collaborators Benoit Resillot, Giuseppe Molino and Julia Mosse, and Irish collaborators Aoibhinn O'Dea, Eoghan McIntyre, Mayumi Nakabayashi, Sarah Joan K, Stephane Bena Hanly and Venus Patel.

A Colour Form Instead runs over 6 - 8 June during the run of the Carlow Arts Festival at the times below. Attendance is free and booking isn't necessary. The performance will be approximately 30 mins in duration, with audiences free to come and go as they wish.


6 June, 6:30pm - 8pm (as part of opening reception).

7 and 8 June, 3pm - 6pm.