Pauline Cummins' performance and video work examines identity, gender and socio-cultural relations. 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. Recent work includes Between One and Another, (2012) with Sandra Vida, at the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris; It has no name (2013) curated by Liz Burns, at DIT, Dublin.
She performed as Emily the Duchess of Leinster and as her son, Lord Edward Fitzgerald in These Immovable Walls (2014), at Dublin Castle.
Cummins' video installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She was a lecturer in the Fine Art Department of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, 1994 -2014.
This performance for the Belfast International Festival of Performance Art is a collaborative piece with Sinead Keogh.