Palimpsest: “A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing”.
Above is the dictionary meaning of Palimpsest. This commission sees artists Eileen Casey and Emma Barone apply this term to shop-fronts in Birr, thereby creating a symbiotic space while excavating earlier treasures. Poet Eileen Casey’s work features alongside Artist Emma Barone’s interpretation of her lyrical text. This is true also of the reverse – poet translating visual imagery. Commission funded by Offaly County Council Arts Office.