handball alley

from by michael mcloughlin



Handball Alley was recorded in the CIE Sports and Social Club in Limerick and was installed in Limerick City Gallery of Art as a multi-channel, spacial sound installation. It was made in collaboration with a group of young women from Ballinacura-Weston, in Limerick. The was the first game of handball the woman had played since childhood and since the local handball alley became became unsafe to use.

There is a history of handball and All-Ireland champions in the area. This work aims to celebrate and reclaim this history.


from let's play, released August 1, 2013



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michael mcloughlin Clare, Ireland

McLoughlin has been making soundwork since the early 90's. Mainly site specific installations, time-based actions, his work happens within diverse social contexts, through varied collaborations and through long term social explorations.

These 6 albums give an introduction to this varied practice which incorporates varied media including drawing, photography, sculpture and of course sound.
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