Uillinn Dance Season 2022 Film


Written on Skin

Dance Film by Luke Murphy (Attic Projects)
Duration 21 mins
First screening 28 October, 7pm at the launch of UDS22
FIlm continues on loop in Gallery II from 29 October to 5 November, 10:00am to 4.30pm

A collaboration between Luke Murphy and filmmaker Pato Cassinoni exploring the work of King's College's Renaissance Skin Project. Following an initial choreographic response to the research with 2019's Carnivore, Written on Skin re-examines, develops and responds as the project reaches its conclusion. Taking the central themes of the research, Written on Skin explores questions of contact, distance, intimacy, use, consumption and self-worth in a rapidly changing world.


Choreographer and director Luke Murphy
Produced by Gwen Van Spiik
Created in collaboration with Cinematographer and Filmmaker Patricio Cassinoni
Performed by Lito Anastasopoulou, Knut Vikstrom Precht and Luke Murphy
Commissioned by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, in partnership with King's College London, supported by an Arts Council Commission Award.
Premiered at Fastnet Film Festival 2022.

Image Credit: Still from Written on Skin


Armour Off!

Dance Film by Linda Fearon, Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company
First screening 28 October, 7:30pm at the launch of UDS22
Film continues on loop in Gallery II from 29 October to 5 November, 10:00am to 4.45pm

A deeply personal and insightful exploration of Linda’s own experiences of navigating the world. Armour Off! is set within Linda’s own home and explores the notion of an "outer and inner" self; how Linda prepares herself to face the world outside her front door and what happens when she is truly at home and can let herself go free. Filmed at her home in Co. Armagh at the height of lockdown 2020, the film interweaves movement and spoken word written by Linda, exploring her relationship with her body and self throughout her life.


Director: Anna Rodgers
Producer: Zlata Filipovic
Performer: Linda Fearon
Movement Direction: Caroline Bowditch
Music: Niall O’Carroll

Linda Fearon, a dance artist with a disability from Armagh, trained with Luminous Soul and has since worked with seminal artists in integrated and disability dance development including, Marc Brew, Caroline Bowditch, Claire Cunningham, Candoco Dance and Blue Eyed Soul. She is currently Co-Artistic Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance.

Caroline Bowditch is an internationally renowned director and choreographer with a disability based in Melbourne. She has worked with Croí Glan as a director on two previous solo works.

Niall O’Carroll is an established composer and performer for television, radio and theatre, with a deep knowledge of Irish, European, American roots, Rock and Contemporary/Electronic music. Niall has previously worked with Croi Glan on the Aerial Dance Theatre production, TILT, for which he both composed the music and performed live.

Armour Off! is funded by an Arts Council Arts Grant award for Dance.


Image: Eddie Bryans

The Contemporary Dance Programme at Uillinn is in partnership with Cork County Council and supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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