‘From Old Irish: ben síde, baintsíde, “woman of the fairy mound” or “fairy woman”

A female spirit in Irish mythology who heralds the death of a family member, usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening.’

From the Dictionary of the Irish Language

This is a lament. This is a warning.

Drawing on traditional Celtic folklore and the power of voice, this performance for camera is a bad omen for a dying planet. The banshee exists in us all, silenced. It’s important it is heard before it’s too late.

Conceptualised and edited by Rachel Elizabeth Coleman

Filmed by Tal Kronkop

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