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 radio frequency. People can therefore tune in on their phones or through portable radios.
An old woman has discovered that her husband of 60 years has been having an affair with the next door neighbour and chases after him to “Shoot the fecker in the pecker” which is Dublinspeak for shoot the very bad man where it hurts the most. The woman’s friend tries to stop her but is won over by a simple argument: she will be better taken care of in prison than on her pitiful pension!
Conceived and created by Brian Irvine and John McIlduff.
Commissioned by Ruairi O’Cuiv at Dublin City Council.