Movement, light, and sound weave together a distinctive narrative inspired by Finnegans Wake.
Somewhere in the Body is a film installation centred around Lucia Joyce – a talented visual artist, musician, and dancer, and daughter of celebrated Irish writer James Joyce.
The production examines the artistic relationship between the two artists, with a particular focus on the iconic and dark tale of Finnegans Wake in which Lucia can be seen to appear in various guises. The theme of light runs through this work as it did throughout Lucia’s life whose name, taken from Saint Lucia the patron saint of the blind, is described as meaning “light giver”.
Combining exquisite performances by Katie Vickers and Colin Dunne, original light sculptures by German artist Patrick Kramer, and a unique soundscape based on the Joyce family biography and Finnegans Wake, Somewhere in the Body reveals both the real and psychic spaces inhabited by Lucia and her father.
Somewhere in the Body premieres at Project Arts Centre as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2022.
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Writer & Director Áine Stapleton
Performers Katie Vickers and Colin Dunne
Choreography Scored by Áine Stapleton
Adapted and formed in collaboration with the performers
Director of Photography José Antonio Muñoz
Editor Mirella Nüesch
Light Sculpture Pat Kramer
Producer Áine Stapleton
Composer & Music Recording Remi S. Langseth
Costume Design & Creation Ivan Moreno Bonica
Camera Assistant & Focus Puller Goh Takahashi
Sound Direction & Text (Excerpts from ‘Finnegans Wake’) Áine Stapleton
Voiceover Artists Katie Vickers, Finn Fordham, Colin Dunne
Final Sound Mixing & Mastering Stephen Shannon
Technical Manager for Theatre Installation Jason Lambert
AV & Lighting Programmer for Theatre Installation Gavin Kennedy
Literary Advisor Finn Fordham
On Location Support Frank Preiwuß
Marketing Dublin Dance Festival, Project Arts Centre, and Dance Ireland
“A stunning visual experience.” – Film Ireland on ‘Horrible Creature’
“Visceral, sensory, vicarious, confusing, disturbing … See it!” – James Joyce Gazette on ‘Horrible Creature’
“As poetic as it is beguiling” – Tages-Anzeiger on ‘Horrible Creature’
“A must see.” – Film Ireland on ‘Medicated Milk’
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Fondation Jan Michalski and Dublin City Coucil. Co-produced with Project Arts Centre and Dance Ireland.
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