KEYNOTE: Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. – Performance Lecture ‘Homing In on the States We Are In’.

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 […]

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PROJECT: When Silence Falls: Exploring Bodily and Literary Memory in the Waterford Laundry

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 […]

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