19 March - Theatres of the Dead Performance, Anatomy and Archaeology
Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) and Applied Social Studies
Joanna Sofaer, Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton Margaret Werry, Theatre Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota Anna Furse, Department of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths University of London Oonagh Kearney, Independent Film-maker
19 March 2019, 11am – 5.30pm
CACSSS Seminar Room ORB G27 & Film and Screen Media Centre in Kane Building B10 (Basement)
This transdisciplinary workshop, which will include a screening of Oonagh Kearney’s award winning film Five Letters to the Stranger who will Dissect my Brain, is the fourth in the series of workshops in the project Living Well with the Dead in Contemporary Ireland (see https://livingwithdead.wixsite.com/website). This project aims to find new ways of thinking about, researching and responding to contemporary public disquiet in Ireland about uncared-for dead bodies.
Through creative and critical approaches from theatre and performance studies, digital media and film, museology and archaeology, this workshop offers provocations and insights into the ways bodies become theatres, performances or sites, and where questions of who and what are displayed and for what audience, what is onstage and what is ‘obscene’ (off-stage), will continue to develop the on-going debates of the Living Well with the Dead project.