Memory Theatre

fringe: open
helen kirwan

customs house: urban room folkestone
17 oct
18:00 - 20:00

Memory Theatre, 44mins 24 secs., colour, is a two channel video of performances undertaken by the artist in Dungeness and Joss Bay, Kent and the west of Ireland.

Dressed in black, she repeatedly undertakes futile tasks such as measuring the sea -thus documenting the passing of time and the physical traces of mourning manifested through absurd activities.

The elements of earth, fire, wind and water are at play. By engaging with them performatively, Kirwan explores the notion of the haptic: in the fog of bereavement, contact between the body and environment is a form of mapping or re-orientating.


2 September 2017

Fringe Open 2017
Progress Agency