Filmbase Presents: The Feminists Are Awake … and they’re up late, having the craic. #TFAA is an evening of performances featuring everything from storytelling to poetry to burlesque. Hosted by the brilliant Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh, all proceeds collected go to the Rape Crisis Network Ireland. There’s raffles, music, cakes and all attendees are welcome to […]Read more "EVENT: The Feminists Are Awake – Filmbase, Dublin"
Abstract We explore the relationship between the ongoing policing of female reproductive autonomy and restrictions placed on women’s civic rights in Ireland. The 1916 Proclamation, influenced by first wave feminists and socialists, asserted that the Irish Republic would grant ‘equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the […]Read more "KEYNOTE: Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. – Performance Lecture ‘Homing In on the States We Are In’."
This talk places new research into epigenetics into conversation with several feminist memory projects from different parts of the globe that each use fabric, skin and touch as media of transmission. It attempts to think about how art can mobilize the memory of violent pasts to foster solidarity and action in the present, and the […]Read more "KEYNOTE: Marianne Hirsch – Epi-Memory, Art and Action"
The proposed project, When Silence Falls, is a one-day, multidisciplinary event recognising the history and memory of the Laundries and Industrial Schools in the South-East of Ireland. The event proposes an exploration of the memory of the Magdalene institutions through a site-specific, practice-based approach incorporating a live art durational performance; audio/visual installations; and academic talks […]Read more "PROJECT: When Silence Falls: Exploring Bodily and Literary Memory in the Waterford Laundry"
Marian and Joseph: A Revolutionary Love Story is a work in progress piece and will present extracts in an ‘installation’ style combining performance and archival film. The piece captures Irish Political Melodramas performed at the Queens Theatre in Dublin and beyond. Looking through the characters eyes; that of the noted diarist Joseph Holloway and the […]Read more "PROJECT: Marian and Joseph: A Revolutionary Love Story"