For the Guesthouse closing night artists in residence Inma Pavon and Carolyn Collier performed work from research they had been conducting with the library throughout the past year. Dancer and movement choreographer Inma Pavon has an interest in the act of writing with and through the body, using scriptural form as a way of developing ‘signature’ gestures that can be transformed live with increasing nuance. Pavon is currently pursuing a Phd in University College Cork on the uses of chance methods in group and solo choreography and lectures in the School of Music and Theatre. Visual artist Carolyn Collier, who completed her MA in Art and Process at Crawford College of Art in 2013 is interested in the body as architectural space, more specifically how the architecture or environment becomes a second skin for the performer, often replacing the self present body with a manifest trace of the act of research. Image above is of work by Carolyn Collier. (www.carolyn-collier.com)
Inma Pavon led a ‘Group Spelling Performance’ based on Becketts ‘Quad’. The Libraries new in-house ‘Glochen-spiel’ (Bell-game) is courtesy of visual artist Barbara Wheeler-Connolly who has been collecting bells as travel souvenirs (mostly gifts) since the 70’s. She very kindly donated her collection to The LFTT in the hope that it would now have a more active life than its previous status as object of display in her home. The bell has a curious capacity to trigger sonic memories much in the way a postcard would trigger a visual one. Of course these bells are also very beautiful… http://wheelerconnolly.weebly.com/
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In April 2014 The LFTT Library ran a Fundit campaign to raise funds to build a new modular storage/shelving system which could adapt more easily to each new environment. Thanks to overwhelming support the campaign was a success and as a result the library will now live longer and have a wider reach to new audiences. The new build has proven great in protecting the collection in transit, as well as making fantastic modular sculptural material. Thanks to all our wonderful funders for supporting the project, we couldn’t have done it without you.xxx
Funders: Sofie Loscher, Olwen Coughlan, Bernhard Gaul, Lisa O’Grady, Bernadette Clarke, Jessica Foley, Eleanor Phillips, Helena Tobin, Dylan Hodd, Noeleen Doheny, David Upton, Mary Jo Gilligan, Penelope Collins, Dave Madigan, Vivienne Byrne, Mark Cullen, Eithne Ring, Rory O’Brien, Mark Blamire, Brian Horgan, Tara Prendergast, Sarah Iremonger, Ruth Whelan, Performance Collective, The Infinite Line, Eddie Ryan, Mark McCann, Mary Collins, Highlanes Gallery, EL Putnam, Susan Montgomery, Paul Hayes, Karen Power, Rachel Fallon, Emer Delaney, Emer Lynch, Eilis Lavelle, Anne O’Brien, Paul Timoney, Sarah Honan, The Homework Club, Carmel Hegarty, Sharon Miney, Anja Mahler, John Horgan, Sarah Jayne Booth, Jennie Guy, Patrick Hughes, Fiona Reilly, Michelle Collins, Deirdre Morrissey, Joanne Boyle, Jonathan Mayhew, Unit 1, Sean O Sullivan, Monica Flynn, Padraig Spillane, Cleo Fagan, Dave Garavin, Maria McKinney, Susan MacWilliam, David Collier, Joan Cahalin, Damien Flood, Davey Moor, Fintan Neylan, Journeyman Theatre, Helen Blake, Mick O’Shea, Liam Lavery, Maeve Connolly, Danny Mc Carthy, Monster Truck Gallery and Studios, Tom Ryan, Katherine Atkinson, Aoife O’Dwyer, Maximilian Le Cain, Carolyn Collier, Grainne Tynan, Mark Ewart, Straink, Alan Killian, Jeanne Elliott, Conal McGovern, Jacinta Lynch, Mark Joyce, jessica grehan, Stan Erraught, Maria Tanner, Mary Ruth Walsh, Roseanne Lynch, Helle Helsner, Teresa Gillespie, Vanessa Daws, Caroline Doolin, Stephen Morris, David Monahan, Jenny Papassotiriou, Ormston House.