Some Destroyed Sites is a filmed relationship between body and land in Shannon – a visual poem to all that was lost in the creation of a town, and all that survives in the hands and hearts of its people. Created by Katherine O’Malley, Ella Clarke and Jason Byrne.
Named for a 1959 academic article featuring the development of Shannon airport runway, the work draws from narratives uncovered in conversation with people of Shannon, throughout a year of research. These remembered stories expose a deep thread of connection to place, across shifting cultural terrains, at times subjective, often intimate, as a rural landscape becomes a thriving urbanisation.
Voices that have inspired this work include Shannon’s Active Retired Association, St. Senan’s Set-Dancing group, the youth of Wolfe Tones GAA and Shannon’s Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. And, in the heart of the film, the late 20th-century modernist architecture of the Drumgeely Flats where so much of Shannon’s ethnic and cultural exchange happened in the early years of Shannon Town’s development.
Some Destroyed Sites symbolises a study of memory and place, transcending time as we journey through resonances that linger in the relationship between land and body; a moving and evocative homage, dedicated to the living history of Shannon Town.
Time: 9.30pm - 10pm
Genres: Dance / Film
Phone: 087 6489671
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