The Tale of the Girl and the Golden Stones
Performance by Aoife Casey and Kathryn Crowley
Tuam Arts Festival 2010
The performance for The Tuam Arts Festival is a visual and audio tale of a girl who wanted too much; a girl who wanted even the things she couldn't have until those things became her……..questions are asked in relation to what we place value upon in society and how these effect us aswell as asking questions about our individual desires and burdens……
Aoife reconceptualises notions of self through the objectification of the body in space or environments.
Having been trained in fabric, fibre and dress design, Aoife uses costumes as functioning aparatus’ which collaborated with the body in the space. Aoife uses a language of images, gestures, spaces and more recently accompanied instrumental sounds; a language that invites the audience into a gentle dialogue. The audience is invited to experience the work without too many preconditions and is encouraged to explore the whole space and be present in the moment. Performance is about the experience, it is unbound by a beginning or an end. It happens. Presently Aoife’s work deals with the public/private sphere and explorations of sensorial experiences within social, cultural, architectural and environmental spaces. In her new work Aoife uses the deconstructed body within a space to raise questions in relation the body politic and the body in relation to culture and society.
Kathryn Crowley is a mixed media artist, singer and activist. She employs paint, landart, photography and performance. An award-winning facilitator, she has worked with groups from all over the world and is involved in environmental education in Irish schools.
Musically, she sings with Natty Wailer (reggae) and the Big Sing multicultural choir.
Recently she sang and performed in two theatre pieces-Colours the Opera and Dark/Light at NUI. Website under construction. See Facebook page for images.