Event Details






1.5 hours


Galway Arts Centre
47 Dominick Street Lower


Free, no booking required

Event Type

Exhibition, Event,

Disquiet Nights Late-Night Series presents Reading with Echo with Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva

As part of their late night exhibition opening Reading with Echo at Galway Arts Centre, visual artists and researchers Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva will host a live Poethical Reading using the Echo Tarot Deck that will be of particular significance to Galway City.

Poethical Readings, the initial form of their collaboration, is oriented by the question of how to image ethics with/out the modern subject. This experimental practice encompasses symbolic tools, including astrology, philosophy, palm reading, herbal healing, fake therapy, political therapy, Reiki, and the Tarot. Each session creates a space for a collective reading of an image, which captures the inseparability of the political and ethical dimensions of a personal, a collective, or global situation or question.

Reading with Echo is a five-year collaborative experiment by Valentina Desideri and Denise Ferreira da Silva where Tarot, Reiki, and symbolic tools converge to explore the inseparability of the political, ethical, material and emotional dimensions. For more information about the exhibition and events click here

This event will take place from 9.30 – 11 pm during the extended opening of the Reading with Echo Exhibition at Galway Art Centre which commences at 9 pm.

If you would like to take part in the Reading with Echo Workshop from 6 – 8 pm before this event click here to sign up.

Disquiet Nights is our brand new Late-Night series that began in January 2024!

Disquiet Nights is a curated series of late-night cultural events throughout 2024, hosted across Galway Arts Centre’s venues at 47 Dominick Street and Nuns Island Theatre.

Spanning performance, film, spoken word, music and sound, Disquiet Nights offers a gentle disruption into the cultural fabric and flow of Galway City. Artists include; Anna Mullarkey, Felispeaks, Stephanie Dufresne, Súil Amháin, Maria Fusco, Margaret Salmon, Ceara Conway, Denise Ferrerira da Silva, Valentina Desideri, Kate Butler, and DJ Collective Ar Ais Arís.

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