Stories of Falling Objects

Stories of Falling Objects

Witness the story of a falling object visibly unfold with performance artist Darragh McLoughlin and musician Justin Grounds

Saturday 27 November, 3pm

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The opening sentence of  Lines: A Brief History by Tim Ingold reads, ‘What do walking, weaving, observing, singing, storytelling, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines of one kind or another.’ During his residency at Uillinn, performance artist Darragh McLoughlin seeks to explore 'line' by sharing the story of a falling object culminating in a performance event on Saturday  27 November.

Darragh McLoughlin occupies the intersection between artforms as his research into object balancing takes him into the realms of drawing and documentation, with a focus on the body, and the process of drawing as opposed to the completed product. 

Darragh McLoughlin was born in Ireland in 1987, the youngest of three siblings and son of two professional chefs. In the early stages of his life he had little exposure or interest in the arts until, at the age of fifteen, he learned to juggle and started to dance. After finishing school in 2006, Darragh packed his bags for Berlin to attend a full time programme at the Jonglier Katakomben School of Juggling.

In 2008 Darragh attended the Academy for Circus and Performance Art and completed his education with a Bachelor Degree in 2012. Soon after, he founded his company Squarehead Productions - a platform for performance and research. In 2013 Darragh was chosen as a Circus Next Laureate and created Fragments of a Mind. Then in 2014, Darragh created his second work The Whistle which premiered at Dublin Fringe Festival. Darragh teaches at different professional institutions around Europe: FLIC(IT), ACAPA(NL)and Die Etage(DE) as well as teaching his own methodology at independent masterclasses. He is currently performing his third piece, Stickman and developing The Exhibition Project which premieres at The Bauhaus in 2021.

Darragh has been awarded a residency at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre. The first part will take place from 22 to 27 November 2021 with the second part taking place in 2022.

This event is supported by Cork County Council through the Creative Ireland Programme.

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