Bodies Politic _ The Casement Project

25 February | Maynooth University | Booking essential | Register you place here

Booking is now open for Bodies Politic, the first public event of The Casement Project that brings together academics and artists to talk about body and commemoration.

Bodies Politic is a symposium at Maynooth University that brings together artists and academics to discuss the bodies of individuals and the body of the state in the context of the 1916 commemorations.

As part of The Casement Project, choreographer and IRC scholar, Fearghus Ó Conchúir ( former dance curator at The Firkin Crane ) has invited four of the Open Call National Projects in ART: 2016, the Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016, and one of the GPO’s Witness History commissions, to introduce their work and to enter into dialogue with academics from a variety of disciplines.

The aim is to provide the public with deeper insights into the practice of some of Ireland’s foremost artists as they engage with this significant moment of national commemoration and to generate new forms of knowledge through an academic and artistic exchange.

The artistic works that will be presented are:

Also speaking at the event will be Chair of the Arts Council, Sheila Pratschke and writer and activist, Rosaleen McDonagh.

WHEN_Thursday, 25 February 2016 from 10:30 to 17:00 (GMT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE_Maynooth University (Renehan Hall) – Maynooth , Kildare IE – View Map

BOOKING_ Attendance is free but booking is essential.

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