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Ambulatory Arts

Over the last few years because of Covid Pandemic restrictions, walking re-emerged as an important ritual. Often being the only way it was possible to assemble or it was the only moment of respite from being kept indoors. People re-discovered the places they lived through the act of walking. Re-discovered the nature that itself was …

The Scorched Earth Trilogy

“short, sharp, sardonic commentaries on the climate crisis… anarchic and funny ” – The Times Composer Brian Irvine received an Ivor Novello nomination for this work under Best Stage Work [2023]. The Scorched Earth Trilogy is a trio of satirical films inspired by environmental disaster and the lack of serious climate action. The short works tackle some …

Stop These Games

A collaboration with the Art of Music Foundation and White Rhino Films to make a new audio-visual piece, commissioned by the British Council for The Climate Connection. The impact on climate change, human health, and the environment is severe. Plastic waste meant for recycling has piled up in dumps in Kenyan cities. In spite of the world’s toughest …

Carnival of Shadows: Possible Human

Kilkenny’s new Abbey Quarter Skatepark provided the canvas and inspiration for this new site-specific work, Carnival of Shadows: Possible Human. Premiered at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2021. Working from archives, interviews, and speculative investigations centered on the physical and emotional landscape of the area, and responding to the unique design and aural sweep of the skatepark, …

Two Angels Play I Spy

Two Angels stand high on a building overlooking the city, peering into the past and into the future as they wait for their duties to kick in. To pass the time, they play I Spy but as only angels can…

Drive by Shooting

Drive by Shooting, written and directed by John McIlduff, with a huge soundtrack composed by Brian Irvine, is a 10 minute looped graffiti style, animated opera video projection, designed to be projected as a life size image on walls in an urban context. The synced soundtrack is broadcast through a dedicated wifi network and on a …