International Women’s Day 2021: Sara Muthi on Justine McDonnell’s ‘Breaking the Rule of Silence’

In an excerpt from ‘…the lives we live’ Grangegorman Public Art Book and to mark International Women’s Day 2021, Sara Muthi reflects on Justine McDonnell‘s powerful live performance of Breaking The Rule of Silence at the Clock Tower in Grangegorman in 2016. The performance highlights the resilience of the female voice against an ever present power structure.


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Justine McDonnell, Breaking The Rule of Silence, live performance, 18 September 2016. Photo: Laura Skehan