In the Shadow of The State is a collaboration between artists Sarah Browne and Jesse Jones, exploring statehood from the perspective of the female body. The project will unfold in four sites across Ireland and the UK throughout 2016.
The first public performance, entitled Of Milk and Marble, will be in Derry on March 12th. This performance responds to a legal drafting workshop held in the city earlier this year with an invited group of women.
Of Milk and Marble is an immersive and intimate sonic experience, staged in a domestic space. This performance explores how the law has touched the lives of women, and speculates how we might return that touch.
Call this number to book and receive directions to the venue: +44 75 11205209. Performance duration: 30 minutes.
If you book a place and then are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as you can.
Curator (Derry): Sara Greavu
Legal workshop facilitator: Máiréad Enright
Composer: Alma Kelliher
Performer: Louise Mathews
Sound cue operator: Sarah Browne / Jesse Jones
Ushers: Aphra Hill, Sarah Browne / Jesse Jones
With sincere thanks to all workshop participants, Shá Gillespie and the Nelis family.
In the Shadow of the State is a trans-national co-commission between Artangel (UK) and Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland. It is also one of the nine projects funded by ART: 2016 the Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016, the centenary of the Easter Rising in the Republic of Ireland. Additional support from Dublin City Council. Join the project mailing list at www.intheshadowofthestate.org