In this video clip from 29 April 2021, masked performers Bláthnaid Conroy Murphy and Michelle O’Rourke rehearse music by Robbie Blake written for Jessie Keenan’s film ‘So what is surfacing’.
So what is surfacing
This film, directed by Jessie Keenan, is set in the stunning surrounds of the Museum of Literature Ireland. Three dancers - Lucia Kickham, Marion Cronin, and Sarah Ryan - move between their individual interior world and their collective exterior world.
Recording at MoLI, 30 April 2021
These photographs were taken by Zosia Kuczyńska between recording sessions for music by Robbie Blake for Jessie Keenan’s short film ‘So what is surfacing’ at the Museum of Literature Ireland on 30 April 2021.
Robbie Blake, Denis Donoghue-inspired score
This unused score by Robbie Blake was inspired by their engagement with Denis Donoghue’s ideas around communication from his book Ferocious Alphabets (1981), which was a direct inspiration for Friel’s farcical play The Communication Cord (1982).