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  • Jana Zitzmanns THAUMATROPE

    Created 2009-06-27 by Anna Rosenfelder

    Location: Rural - Co. Wicklow

    Duration: 2009-06-27 to 2009-06-28

Project Outline

THAUMATROPE is a combined theatrical performance/ sculptural installation- event which visual artist Jana Zitzmann devised for Killruddery Arts ENCHANTED GARDEN, a multidisciplinary Arts event for children.

Jana created a 12 foot high two dimensional sculptural image of a three dimensional birdcage, painted in fluorescent orange. This was installed in Killruddery Gardens and was focus and reference point for a series of theatrical performances which took place over the duration of the ENCHANTED GARDEN weekend: Two performers with bird masks and winged costumes and a musician (Bass-clarinet) engaged the audience in a surreal and magical exploration of the sculpture and gardens.

Performance: Jana Zitzmann, Anna Rosenfelder Music: Frantisek Sic


The Enchanted Garden�, a two-day event, is a unique opportunity for young people and their families to engage imaginatively with contemporary art. 11 artists have responded to ideas of play and participation within the context of Killruddery Gardens. The series of interactive installations and participatory activities includes a family of life size Russian dolls, by Hungarian artist Gabriella Kiss; a musical tree by composer George Higgs; and a miniature child�s size version of Killruddery House, designed by visual art/architecture duo �Culturstruction�. The Enchanted Garden is a Killruddery Arts event, curated by Fionnuala Aston-Ardee and Rosie Lynch. 2009 ARTISTS: Sinead Conlon, Roisin Coyle, �Culturstruction� (Jo Anne Butler, Tara Kennedy), Fiona Hallinan, George Higgs, Gabriella Kiss, Ruth Lyons, Jennie Moran, Nina Tanis, Kate Warner, Jana Zitzmann

Project Details

  • Location: Rural
  • From date: 2009-06-27
  • To date: 2009-06-28
  • Length: 2 days
  • Participants per session: n/a (audience engaged with the performers / performance/ sculpture rather than participating in it. The Festival was visited by more than 1000 people.
  • Participants in total: n/a
  • Contact hours: 4 to 5
  • Age range of participants:
    3-5, Infants and parents 0-3, 5-7, 8-11
  • County(ies):
  • Related Organisation(s):
    Killruddery Arts (
  • Other Related Artists:
    Frantisek Sic, Jana Zitzmann (see artist�s profile on, Frantisek Sic, Frantisek Sic

Project Posts

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