Suzanne Walsh is an artist and writer working with performance, voice, music, audio, video and photography. They use recitation, recordings, vocalisations, acting, and text appropriation to create rituals, invocations, poetic disturbances, guided tours, and performative lectures. These works, along with writing, attempt to create rifts through which new meanings and realities may occur. The non-human world, from the unseen to the animal, is the main concern of the work, as an attempt to re-order structures of value. This includes work like Lazarus Lingua, an invocation of extinct animals, and Our Always is Here, an automatic writing work in homage to the work of Æ Russell, involving a collaboration with ghosts in the artist’s house. Their work in wildlife rescue is also an ongoing subject of exploration. They are also frequent collaborators with other writers, artists, musicians and film-makers.
Suzanne Walsh also publishes essays, art-writing, poetry, and fiction, in both literary and art publications. These include gorse journal, Fallow Media, Winter Papers, and Hotel magazine, and art publications such as Circa and RHA publications.
Originally from Wexford, Suzanne Walsh’s practice has been supported by the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Arts and Disability Ireland, and Fire Station Artist Studios (in residence 2016-2019). They have performed/shown/published work in shows including The Body Electric, at The Model, Sligo (2021); TULCA Festival of Visual Arts (2020); Winter Papers at Engage Studios Galway (2019); Embodiment at Gallery Michaelastock, Vienna (2019); Post Opera at TENT Gallery Rotterdam (2019).