Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

Premiered in June 2016 at The Place (London), Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project is a new stage work, featuring six accomplished performers, visual design by Ciaran O’Melia and sound design by Alma Kelliher.

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Féile Fáilte

Féile Fáilte was an opportunity for all kinds of people to see and join in a day-long celebration of the dancing body on 23 July 2016 on Banna Strand, Co. Kerry.

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I'm Roger Casement

Fearghus worked with award-winning director Dearbhla Walsh to create I’m Roger Casement, a short dance film shot on location on Banna Strand and broadcast on RTÉ One in January 2017.

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Two symposia on two islands, featuring panels of high-profile artists, writers and activists to discuss the body and the nation, particularly in relation to Casement’s legacy and the work of contemporary artists.

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Fearghus and the performers led and supported opportunities for a diversity of people to be part of the creation process of The Casement Project and to explore their own creative response to the legacy of 1916.

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From The Journal

I’ve been trying to track down the actor who voiced the roll call of death that we used in the sound design for Butterflies and Bones and for I’m Roger Casement. The script is no help since it lists all of the actors without allocating their roles. David Rudkin couldn’t recall either which of the actors it might have been. But I remembered that the script from the recording was in Rudkin’s archive at the British Library and I hoped it might have some clues about who voiced which part

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What's Happening Next

'I'm Roger Casement' screening at Live Art Development Agency

7:00 pm, 6 June 2017, The Event Building , The White Building, Queen's Yard, London

Live Art Development Agency presents an evening with the Irish artists and curators Áine Phillips, Niamh Murphy and Fearghus Ó Conchúir acknowledging, celebrating and screening two films from major 2016 centenary projects, Future Histories and The Casement Project.

After the screenings, Áine and Fearghus will open up a discussion on the impact of these 1916 centenary projects, and the role of performance, on the processes of commemoration and in relation to the shared histories of Ireland and Britain.

Tickets free but must be booked.

This event is supported by Culture Ireland.

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