Léann Herlihy is a performance artist based in Dublin. Her practice attends to the intersection of invisible power structures; addressing the position of the female body as a focal point of repressed histories and political desires.
Taking place on the eve of the Irish Referendum to legalise abortion ‘the child She didn’t want, but the State did’ is a performance that can be considered as a ‘swan song’ of support towards persons attempting to navigate State repression against the female body, particularly in relation to reproductive rights.

Freelance Curator Katy Gaffney will be speaking at the event prior to the performance.

Katy Gaffney is an NCAD graduate whose curatorial practice focuses on issues of contemporary gender identity and bodily autonomy, primarily in an Irish context. Having been directly affected by the 8th Amendment, she has spoken publicly about her experiences through platforms including the Repeal Project, Dublin City FM, and various independent publications.

This event has been made possible from the support of South Dublin County Council.

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