by Anu Productions and Create
Presented by ANU Productions and Create. With support from Dublin City Council.
“Are there limits to what artistic experience can achieve?”
This year’s production of Vardo marks the end of ANU Productions’ remarkable Monto Cycle. In its creation and presentation the company has delved into secret histories and societal scandals with precision and dreamlike intensity. ANU has brought the voices of a hidden Ireland to the fore, blurred the lines between interactive, participative and site-specific work, and challenged the accepted conventions of theatre and visual art.
A two-day conference curated by Lynnette Moran, NOW-THEN-NOW will reflect on what it means to embrace artistic practice that connects with social, environmental and political factors. Taking ANU’s work as a starting point, it will explore the aesthetic and ethical consequences of immersive work that creates innovative exchanges with audiences. It will also seek to acknowledge the groundswell of artists making collaborative work in Ireland and aim to situate that work within the context of a growing international movement.
Festival: Dublin Theatre Festival
Place: The LAB
Dates: 7 & 8 October 2014
Times: 10am – 5pm