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Aug 15
"Donnellan explores the curative potential of sound in ingenious sonic pieces." -Aiden Dunne in the Irish Times today.
"In Cercle, Donnellan explores various aspects of the healing, therapeutic qualities of sound, drawing on several alternative therapies and theories. They begin with the meditative Buddhist practice of drawing a circle, Enso. Then on to the Solfeggio frequencies, a family of frequencies claimed to produce healing tones, and 432 Hertz music tuning, claimed to be more beneficial in many ways than the standard 440 Hertz tuning in general use. All are incorporated or expressed in blown glass works, some of which are used as amplifiers. It amounts to a subtle, engrossing body of work.”

"Donnellan explores the curative potential of sound in ingenious sonic pieces." -Aiden Dunne in the Irish Times today.

"In Cercle, Donnellan explores various aspects of the healing, therapeutic qualities of sound, drawing on several alternative therapies and theories. They begin with the meditative Buddhist practice of drawing a circle, Enso. Then on to the Solfeggio frequencies, a family of frequencies claimed to produce healing tones, and 432 Hertz music tuning, claimed to be more beneficial in many ways than the standard 440 Hertz tuning in general use. All are incorporated or expressed in blown glass works, some of which are used as amplifiers. It amounts to a subtle, engrossing body of work.”


Aug 12
A shot of Cercle at the National Craft Gallery. More photos at www.karendonnellan.com.
Photo: Philip Lauterbach

A shot of Cercle at the National Craft Gallery. More photos at www.karendonnellan.com.

Photo: Philip Lauterbach


Aug 11
Resonance opened on Saturday with an artist talk. Here’s me with my wonderful curator Angela O’Kelly.
Resonance runs until October 27th at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. It comprises of two solo exhibitions by Róisín de Buitléar and myself.
Photo by Susan FitzGerald

Resonance opened on Saturday with an artist talk. Here’s me with my wonderful curator Angela O’Kelly.

Resonance runs until October 27th at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland. It comprises of two solo exhibitions by Róisín de Buitléar and myself.

Photo by Susan FitzGerald


Aug 8
Go time.

Go time.


Jul 29
This is how I listen to my choons now.

This is how I listen to my choons now.


Jul 26
“Ere many generations pass, our machinery will be driven by a power obtainable at any point in the universe. This idea is not novel…We find it in the delightful myth of Antheus, who derives power from the earth; we find it among subtle speculations of one of your splendid mathematicians….Throughout space there is energy. Is this energy static, or kinetic? If static our hopes are in vain; if kinetic – and this we know it is, for certain – then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the very wheelwork of nature.” A quote from my birthday twin Nikola Tesla

Jul 23
Decisions decisions…

Decisions decisions…


Jul 2

A few shots of the work to come…

National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, August 8th-October 15th


May 25

May 17

Patrick Scott


May 2

First of the sound samples. Make sure you listen with headphones!


Apr 29
Looking, testing and documenting…

Looking, testing and documenting…


Apr 27

A preliminary rekky of the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (Ireland) was had last week. My show opens August 8th as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Estimated attendance is about 13,000. Eek.

And Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre will be performing Much Ado About Nothing just outside the gallery on the green…if you don’t mind!


Apr 25

My first recordings as interpreted by a spectrograph: Drawing a circle and 174hz Solfeggio Tuning Fork


Apr 17

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