Ach Ba Ghá Dom Labhairt Leat - CCA Edition Launch
25 October 2019
Please join us for the launch of CCA’s new edition, the Risograph-printed poster Ach Ba Ghá Dom Labhairt Leat. Designed by Emmet Brown and based on the work of emerging researcher Jenny Carla Moran, Ach Ba Ghá Dom Labhairt Leat references An Foclóir Aiteach, the new Irish language Queer Dictionary. Produced in 2018 in a collaboration between the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), BeLonG To Youth Services, and the Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), An Foclóir Aiteach gathered and developed terminology with which to refer to the LGBTQ+ community in the Irish language. Moran’s research explores the decolonising and culturally reparative potential of LGBTQ+ language-creation in Irish and the edition’s title paraphrases a quote from Adrienne Rich’s poem, “The Burning of Paper Instead of Children” (1971): “This is the oppressor’s language yet I needed it to talk to you.”
The launch will coincide with the opening of Robin Price’s solo exhibition Escape Sequence.