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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KEYNOTE: Seeing with Our Ears, Hearing with Our Eyes: A Home-Makers Guide to the Twenty-First Century – Katie Gough

This keynote will take the form of a performance score that begins with the singular event of 1916 and the 200+ year durational “non-event” that goes by the short hand Magdalene Laundries singing an asynchronous duet. In this “score” I will both demonstrate and narrate the processes by which we might start to answer how […]

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KEYNOTE: Prisons Memory Archive – Cahal McLaughlin

The Prisons Memory archive is a collection of 175 filmed walk-and-talk interviews back inside the prisons of the Anglo-Irish ‘Troubles’ (a period of 30 years of armed political conflict stretching approximately from 1968 to 1998). Applying principles of co-ownership and protocols of inclusivity and life-story telling, 175 people were filmed inside the empty Armagh Gaol […]

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