Pauline Cummins performance and video work examines identity, gender and socio-cultural relations connected to different communities in society. Her recent works Sound the Alarm 1(2008), 2 (2009), 3(2010) and ‘Extracts’ Paris 2012, explore themes of power, powerlessness and the rights of the child to protection.
Cummins video installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last 30 years. In Between One and Another, (2012) with Canadian artist Sandra Vida, at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris, Cummins showed a series of video works and a new site-specific performance Extracts based on the Ryan report on child abuse.
Her work is in the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art. She is a lecturer in the Dept of Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. She also performs with The Performance Collective performance art group..