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, took place in Derry on March 12th. This performance responded to a legal drafting workshop held in the city earlier in the year with an invited group of women.
Of Milk and Marble was an immersive and intimate sonic experience, staged in a domestic space. This performance explored how the law has touched the lives of women, and speculated how we might return that touch.
Performance times: 12:30, 13:45, 15:00, 16:15, 17:30, 18:45. Performance duration: 30 minutes.
Curator: Sara Greavu
Legal workshop facilitator: Máiréad Enright
Composer: Alma Kelliher
Performer: Louise Mathews
With sincere thanks to all workshop participants.
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.