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"
As Duas Mortes de Roger Casement / The Two Deaths of Roger Casement is the a Cia Ludens theatre documentary-drama written by Domingos Nunez, with musical arrangement by Alberto Heller, and produced by Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos. It is based on the Amazon diaries of Roger Casement, his other writings, and material written about his life […]Read more "PROJECTS: As Duas Mortes de Roger Casement / The Two Deaths of Roger Casement – Cia Ludens"
This memorial quilt is a commemorative project dedicated to the women who toiled in the Magdalene laundries at the international scale. Drawing from photographs I took of the former laundries in Ireland as well as from archival material I researched in Quebec city, this blanket attempts to convey both the built environment and life within […]Read more "PROJECT: Magdalene Memorial Quilt – Isobel Plowright"
Lady Justice is a work in development that seeks to dramatize the story of the survivors of Symphysiotomy and their ongoing campaign for justice as well as interrogating wider issues of power, knowledge and authority. It originated from a ten minute performance in December 2015 as part of a practice-as-research project investigating the ‘representation of […]Read more "PROJECT: Lady Justice (Work in Progress) – Clíona O’ Connell"
In 1992, Irish poet Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill asked this question in response to the suggestion that female Irish poets have “a long healthy chain of foremothers” available to them. She could well have been forgiven for doing so, as the project of nation-building in the early days of the Irish State played a huge role […]Read more "PROJECT: What Foremothers? – Anam Theatre"
‘Aground’ is a visual arts exhibition and open public event created by the Loci Artists Group in a site-specific location in Moville. ‘Aground’ is the work of five artists collectively exploring aspects of ‘Irishness’ within the cultural context of the relationship to the State arising from the events of 1916. Several strands of thought unfold […]Read more "PROJECT: Aground – Loci"