A five-part video series called Ripple Effect showcasing multidisciplinary performances of Laois Artists, premiered on Friday December 9 at the Dunamaise Arts Centre.
The concept for the Ripple Effect project was to unify the arts disciplines in Laois through a series of commissions, connected by a creative chain. Tap next or arrow to see more pictures take by Alf HARVEY at the launch – to read more about it see below this picture.
Focusing on the art disciplines of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts, a quote referencing Laois was presented to a local musician as the artistic brief to kick-start the creative ripple of art making. “At Maryborough, he fell asleep.” was the chosen reference found in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce.
Inspired by the quote, Musician Laura Ahamd created a musical composition which was passed onto the Ohr Dance Company to create a dance. The dance was choregraphed by the company director Erica Borges. The dance without the music was passed onto the Writers of Mountmellick Library Writers Group. The group is a collective of nine Writers, Mary Byrne, Mary Corcoran, Sheelagh Coyle, Heather Goodwin, Noreen Murphy, Siobhán Parkinson, Assumpta Poole, Hazel Restrick and Colette Wrafter coordinated by Olivia Murray. Their piece of writing was passed onto Visual Artist Pat Byrne as inspiration for a painting.
Each episode of the video series documents the process of each commission, the artist’s creative journey and performances across different localities of Laois. The final episode of the series was a culmination of the commissions, the musical composition, dance, writing and visual art piece.
The Ripple Effect project was filmed by Louis Deacy and produced by Caroline Keane. The project would like to acknowledge the funding it received from Laois County Council Arts Office Phase 4 of LLPPS funding through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media.
You can watch the Ripple Effect video series on LVD films YouTube Channel.
The first episode will be released Saturday December 17th – make sure to subscribe to the channel so you do not miss an episode!
Further information on the Ripple effect Project is available by contacting Caroline Keane 0860609898 /email@example.com
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