The Creative Process

Jessie Keenan's questions

Jessie Keenan compiled this list of phrases and questions after visiting Friel’s archives and sharing research with Friel scholar Zosia Kuczyńska. Items 3–6 are direct quotations from the Brian Friel Papers. Jessie went on to improvise responses to recordings in which she attempted to answer each phrase as a question. Her response to ‘So what is surfacing’ was later developed and forms the basis of Jessie’s film of the same name.

Don't anticipate the ending Creative encounters with the Brian Friel Papers

This exhibition is an archive of an archive; and like all good archives, there is no right way to navigate it. Keep clicking on the things that interest you, and don’t worry if you get a little lost a long the way. If you do want to find your way back, check out the index in the menu.


Presented in partnership with the National Library of Ireland