On Friday, December 9, philosopher Richard Kearney and artist Sheila Gallagher from Twinsome Minds present a multimedia performed talk, “Recovering 1916 in Images and Stories,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Lewis Center for the Arts’ James M. Stewart ’32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street.
The performance re-imagines a series of micro-narratives surrounding 1916 in Dublin and the WWI battlefields of Belgium. The stories and images of eclipsed history concentrate on ‘twinned’ pairs — family members, neighbors, school friends, lovers — who ended up on opposite sides during this time of great upheaval in British-Irish relations. Through an interplay of storytelling, animations, music and poetry, “Recovering 1916” mines what is often lost behind official historian accounts and proposes a transformative work of interpreting the 1916 Rising for a new generation.
The event is part of a series presented by Princeton University’s Fund for Irish Studies. Free and open to the public.
The Fund for Irish Studies is generously sponsored by the Durkin Family Trust and the James J. Kerrigan, Jr. ’45 and Margaret M. Kerrigan Fund for Irish Studies. Sponsorship also provided by Culture Ireland.