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Ulysses 2.2: Oh – Infamy – we eat electric light, Iarlaith Ni Fheorais and Emma Wolf-Haugh at the Oonagh Young Gallery

3 Nov - 2 Dec 2022 (Past)

The Oonagh Young Gallery, 1 James Joyce Street, Mountjoy, Dublin, D01 X2Y8

A set. A stage. A basement. A party.

Oh – Infamy – we eat electric light is a new film and exhibition at the Oonagh Young Gallery, James Joyce Street, by Emma Wolf-Haugh and Iarlaith Ni Fheorais, that is entangled with and disobedient to Circe, Episode 15 of James Joyce’s Ulysses. A hallucinatory trip through the night time streets, we encounter otherworldly scenes of kink, justice, gender swapping, animism, and the troubling, unearthed through drag, dance, and text.

Mourning the lost magic of the night, Oh – Infamy – we eat electric light takes place on the site of Monto, Dublin’s sex work and nightlife district of old. The place where Bloom roves in hallucinatory states through Circe, and where we evoke phantoms of the past’s stomping demands for filthier futures. Oh – Infamy is a celebratory haunting of dirty auld Dublin and of Circe; an ode to the potential energies housed in ruin.

In Partnership with Arts & Disability Ireland

Join us for the opening on Thursday 3 November, from 6 – 8pm at the Oonagh Young Gallery.

Exhibition opening hours: 4 November – 2 December, Thursday & Friday, 11am – 6pm

Audio described hours: Thursday & Friday, 11am – 1pm

Free admission. No booking necessary.

The Oonagh Young Gallery is a step free venue on street level, with seating available. There is an accessible bathroom next door at the LAB, 1 Foley St, Dublin 1, D01 WA07, which is a step-free venue.

The film

The film is 12 minutes long which will play on loop. The film’s audio will be played through headphones, placed on a bench in front of the screen. The film is captioned, with the audio described version of the film shown daily from 11am – 1pm. The space will be in a low magenta light. Audience members are free to stim and move around as they need to. You can leave at any time, and you are welcome to come back in.

Image credit: Néstor Romero Clemente


The shortest route from the nearest Luas stop, Busáras, is 220 metres by pavement.
Busáras is 6 minutes from The Point and 14 minutes from Heuston on the Luas Red Line.

Connolly Station is serviced by trains running to the north and south areas of County Dublin.
For more information on DART and train services into Connolly, please see the Iarnrod Eireann website. From the front steps of Connolly Station, it is 290 metres to the Oonagh Young Gallery. The Luas also runs from Connolly to Busáras, the Oonagh Young Gallery’s nearest stop.

The Oonagh Young Gallery is 560 metres from O’Connell Street, which is served by Dublin Bus Routes 1, 4, 7, 7b, 7d, 9, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 29a, 31/a, 31b, 32, 33, 33x, 38, 38a, 38b, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41a, 41b, 41c, 41x 42, 43, 44, 46a, 46e, 116, 120, 122, 123, 130, 140 and 747. Please see the Dublin Bus website for more information on planning your journey.

There are several bicycle racks located on Foley Street.
The Oonagh Young Gallery is also served by Dublin Bikes stations on Talbot Street and Deverell Place. See the dublinbikes website for more details on how to hire and use the scheme.

By Car:
On-street paid parking is available on Foley Street, and also nearby at the Irish Life Mall car park.

Image description: Emma Wolf-Haugh, a white non-binary figure standing slighly to the right of the image. They are in drag as a James Joyce like figure, face painted like ghost or phantom wearing round glasses, with their hands to their ears bathed in magenta light. They are wearing a tweed jacket, with a belt over the jacket at the waist, and are wearing a flat cap. There is a set of white hands, placed above their waist to the left and through their arms on the right. The fingers of the hands are painted black, with long black shiny nails. There is smoke coming from the left bottom corner.

Image credit: Néstor Romero Clemente