Gorging Limpet

Gorging Limpet is a collaborative performance/installation project by composer Karen Power and me.

Using sound, film and video, Gorging Limpet events draw on post-industrial space to create an uncanny vision of a world that remains almost, but not quite, recognizable. A mysterious zone of elusive sounds and mysterious images that powerfully interact to immerse viewers in a ghostly realm of submerged memory. The substance of this vision is the textures of the places evoked and the materials used, the decaying fabric of old buildings and old 16mm, 8mm and VHS images, of forgotten corners and uncannily familiar, if unsettlingly hard-to-place, sounds.

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So far, there have been three Gorging Limpet performances:

The first took place in a large, disused industrial unit in Cork, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival (June 2013). It ran for three evenings and also featured Michael Higgins as one of the performers.

The second, enacted on a smaller scale, took place at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, in August 2013 as part of the Experimental Film Club event ‘Spectres of Memory’, curated by Esperanza Collado.

The third was part of the New Music Dublin Festival at the National Concert Hall in March 2014. It was a shorter performance than previous ones, using new material that we intend to develop for another major performance later in 2014.

Gorging Limpet was made possible thanks to a project award from The Arts Council of Ireland /An Chomhairle EalaĆ­on.