9.8 meters per second

2009-2012

collaboration with media artist

Andrew Duggan

9.8 meters per second - the rate at which all things fall [in a vacuum; social, economic orotherwise] - is a series of dance performances,video works, installations & projections sited in a ‘pre lived’ unsold vacant house.

Originally commissioned by The Carlow Arts Festival (Éigse) in 2009, the work preceded Ireland's housing crash and the ensuing media attention on Ireland's 'ghost estates'. Set in the aftermath of the economic "fall', 9.8 meters per second shifts to examine the 'now'; the present tense, the social, economic

and cultural context.

“Property comes unfurnished with the hint of some Beckett, Buster Keaton and Gaston Bachelard, Viewing essential!”

-Andrew Duggan.

9.8 meters per second part II & III have also been shown at Mapping Spectral Traces V conference (NUIG, 2012), FOUR gallery Dublin 2009, Darklight Film Festival 2009, Oíche Chultúir An Ghaeltacht 2010, The Arts Council 25|25  years Local Arts Development Conference at The Irish World Music and Dance Academy Limerick and in NYC at a special screening at Location One for Armory week (2011) and at Capital Cities during the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, in NYC (2012).

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