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The Red Thread by Kerry Guinan at The Complex

The Complex presents a brand new performative installation between Ireland and India by Kerry Guinan.

The Red Thread is a monumental new production and limited ephemeral performance created by Kerry Guinan with an international team of collaborators.

For 6 performances only, from 8am – 1.30pm, an installation of industrial sewing machines will be activated live in The Complex. The kinetic installation appears to be self-operating, but there are puppeteers in hiding. Over 8,000 kilometers away, in Bengaluru, India, workers in a textiles factory press upon the foot pedals of their sewing machines. Their incidental choreography is reproduced precisely – and in real time – by the installation in The Complex, with the support of original networked technology.

‘The Red Thread’ runs at The Complex, 21 Arran Street East from 04 – 10 May.


May 04 2022


Closed Sunday May 8th
8:00 am - 1:30 pm




The Complex
21 Arran St E, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 YY97