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  • Point of Departure: a Lament

    Created 2017-07-03 by Alison Glennie

    Location: Reen Farm Sculpture Garden - Co. Cork

    Duration: 2017-07-03 to 2017-08-03

Project Outline

Point of Departure: a Lament was a site-specific, immersive, promenade performance art piece, devised for Reen Farm Sculpture Garden in West Cork, at the invitation of internationally acclaimed artist John Kelly. It was a response to the spectacular coastal site and Kelly’s installations and landworks, which make connections to An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger). It was developed as an intergenerational performative project, to reflect the different backgrounds of the former inhabitants of that ravaged land. The project provided several participants from my drama workshops the experience of working alongside performers on a professional production. Their feedback was positive and has encouraged them to further explore the medium of drama. (A parent acted as chaperone.) ’Point of Departure’ was shown as part of the Skibbereen arts Festival 2017. 

Project Details

  • Location: Reen Farm Sculpture Garden
  • From date: 2017-07-03
  • To date: 2017-08-03
  • Length: 3 days
  • Participants per session: 2
  • Participants in total: 4
  • Contact hours: 6
  • Age range of participants:
    8-11
  • County(ies):
    Cork
  • Related Organisation(s):
    Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen Arts Festival
  • Funding Bodies:
    self-funded
  • Other Related Artists:
    Rob McKahey, Jessie Kennedy, Kate Bean

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