Mother You premiered in Block B, a large commercial warehouse in Smithfield, Dublin, as part of Dublin Fringe Festival 2015
It is an ambitious large scale performance for a disused commercial building which fuses performance, installation and video art to create a tender theatrical moment of activism and communion.
This work was developed with The Abbeyleix Bog Project; a small group of volunteers in Laois. The group reclaimed a vast area of bogland from a semi-state body for the recreational use of the community.
'Set in a disused warehouse and fusing live performance, installation, video art and ritual, the audience are invited to be guests of this strained community; to collectively witness the action and to piece together fragments as the legacy unfolds. Spirit of the Fringe Winner 2013 (Way Back Home) returns with this epic, immersive adventure. The production tells the story of a prophetic township; where elders tailor-make the future, a leader leads badly, a gardener takes you on a journey, workers just keep working, and children carve their own way'.
Sian Ní Mhuirí
Directed and Conceived by Louise White
Set Design: Lian Bell
Composition and Sound Design: Alma Kelliher
Sound Assistant: Sinéad Diskin
Lighting Design: Kevin Smith
Production Co-Cordinator and Food Design: Fiona(Fink)Hallinan
Dramaturg: Róise Goan
Video Artist: Carolina Caetano
Assistant Director & Assistant Lighting Designer: Ellen Gorman
Project Arts Centre Project Artists Initiative
Pan Pan International Mentorship Bursary
Dublin City Council Arts Office