This collaborative practice-based research project has had an impact not only on the artistic practices of its creative leads but also on the scholarly practice of its academic researcher.
Running the ending
This is a film, directed by Robbie Blake, about exhaustion, self-expression and joyousness. Blake’s score uses a graphic notation to represent three states: run, reset/shake-out, dance.
Jessie Keenan notes, 3
In this extract from Jessie Keenan’s project notes, Jessie considers the pros and cons of setting the improvised material that grew into the three dance solos that appear in the first part of her film ‘So what is surfacing’.
Robbie Blake's transcription of Friel's markings
This is Robbie Blake’s transcription of markings made by Brian Friel on a page of notes towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).
So what is surfacing, 25 March 2021
These photographs were taken by Zosia Kuczyńska during and between filming sessions for Jessie Keenan’s short film ‘So what is surfacing’ at the Museum of Literature Ireland on 25 March 2021.