Presented with the support of the French Embassy in Ireland, IMMA, Dublin City Council, Paul Smith Events.
September at Ranelagh Arts focuses on the acclaimed French writer, poet, dramatist,
visual artist, essayist, actor and theatre director - Antonin Artaud.
Widely recognized as a major figure of the European avant-garde. In particular, he had a profound influence on twentieth-century theatre through his conceptualization of the Theatre of
Cruelty. Events will touch on all aspects of Artaud including an exhibition, music and film
event, screenings and a literary walk with conversations around the Theatre of Cruelty
and its relevance today.
Art Exhibition at Ranelagh Arts:
No 6 Ranelagh Dublin 6 D06 X7W9
Opens 5pm on Thursday 14th September runs until 24th September
An exhibition will be held in our Ranelagh Arts Gallery at No 6 hosting works on loan
from IMMA, the National Archive and Austrian-Irish visual artist Gottfried Helnwein.
Music & Film: Joan of Arc
Sandford Church, Ranealgh D06 A9P8
15th September, doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8.30pm (81 minutes duration).
On Friday 15th September, composer Matthew Nolan will present an original live score
for The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), featuring Artaud and directed by Carl Dreyer,
against a backdrop projection of the movie.
The live presentation and world premiere of a new soundtrack produced by Matthew Nolan will be in collaboration with Seán MacErlaine, Sharon Phelan, and Thomas Haugh and featuring singers from the Sandford and St Philip’s Choral Union.
Film Screening & Talk with Paul Smith & Christina Kennedy
IMMA, (Irish Museum of Modern Art) Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin 8, D08 FW31
17 September, 1pm - 3pm
On Sunday 17th September from 1-3pm as part of their series of Sunday Screenings
IMMA will show:
Artaud On Aran; (2010)
Une histoire de fantôme: le voyage irlandais d’Antonin Artaud (1999)
followed by a talk with Paul Smith, Arts Event Producer and Christina Kennedy, Head of Collections, IMMA.
Literary Walk & Theatrical Discussion for Culture Night
Literary Walk 6pm starting from the Big Tree beside Donnybrook Police Station, ending up in Ranelagh Arts at 7pm. For Culture Night on Friday 22nd of September we will run a Literary walk led by Adrian Le Harivel – Curator and historian at the National Gallery of Ireland featuring -amongst other sites of interest, Antonin Artaud’s journey in Dublin, starting from the Big Tree beside Donnybrook Police Station at 6pm, continuing to Milltown Jesuits College and ending in Ranelagh Arts at approximately 7pm.
Theatrical Discussion: The Theatre of Cruelty and its relevance to theatre today.
7pm reception in Ranelagh Arts and conversation with dramaturg Karin McCully about Artaud, The Theatre of Cruelty and its relevance to theatre today.