SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE
ORLA BARRY Live Art Performance Tour
Wexford Arts Centre
7 June 20:30 | 8 June 18:00 | 9 June 18:00 | 10 June 15:00
Crawford Art Gallery in association with Cork Midsummer Festival
22 June 19:30 | 23 June 19:30 | 24 June 17:00
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios in association with Dublin Theatre Festival
5 October 18:00 | 6 October 18:00 | 7 October 16:00
SPIN SPIN SCHEHERAZADE is a live artwork by Orla Barry, performed by Einat Tuchman her longstanding collaborator. It blends autofiction and oral history to create a humorous and passionate monologue. The performance is rooted in an artistic form of ‘barefoot anthropology’, recounting Barry’s tenuous interactions with the land, farming, man, and animal. It reflects on the culture of disconnection from the natural world and the boundaries of art and the rural everyday. Barry draws on her background running a successful pedigree Lleyn sheep flock alongside her art practice, producing crossover artworks that blend text, narrative performance and visual art, which exist between the theatre and the gallery space.
Written and directed by Orla Barry; Performed by Einat Tuchman and Orla Barry; Design assistance by Tanad Aaron, Lutece Mauger, Adrian Doyle; Commissioned by MuZee, Oostend and EVA International; Supported by KAAI Theatre, Wexford Arts Center and the Arts Council’s Touring of Work Scheme.