Led by DCA’s Head of Exhibitions, Eoin Dara, _In the Evening There is Feeling_ is (usually) DCA’s reading group. It takes its name from Gertrude Stein’s 1914 book _Tender Buttons _and (usually) focuses, in an informal and welcoming way, on feminist and queer texts from the worlds of art and literature.
For our Autumn season as part of Manuel Solano’s exhibition in the galleries, instead of just thinking about writers and poets, we will be also considering musicians who have been deeply influential to the artist. We will be listening instead of reading.
This session will focus on the incredible Irish singer and songwriter Sinéad O’Connor – in particular her performance as part of the Pinkpop Festival in 1988 (which is Solano’s favourite live set by O’Connor). You can listen to this performance online here. Over the course of this event, we will spend some time listening closely together to excerpts from this concert and discussing elements of her extraordinary set including songs like _Troy_, _Mandinka_ and _I Want Your Hands on Me_.