ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 | Walking, We Ask Questions (Part Two) | Live Collision
Star Rating: 2.5/ 5
Venue: Project Arts Centre
Review by: Aoife Ryan
In a nutshell: A series of talks from a specialist panel on the topic of body politics followed by a Q&A session
Best for: Those who enjoy serious politicised debates
Not for: Those who didn't, or wouldn't, enjoy the philosophical discussions that populate college spaces
Nearing two and a half hours long, 'Walking, We Ask Questions (Part Two)' is a lengthy follow up to the first part of the research project which travelled across the city to rediscover and analyse the terrain. In the follow up, the research team stick to an indoor debate in the Project Arts Centre to discuss what they had encountered and a whole other host of issues. Curated by Sorcha Kenny and Lynette Moran, the afternoon was broken into five different speeches by performance artists, theatre practitioners, university lecturers and activists.
A barrage of really interesting issues were raised during the discussion, yet the broadness of the talk meant that none of them could be properly tackled. Topics such as walking in art, the use of the body in protest, the impact of the pedestrian in the city, solidarity, race and culture, time and space, the body in development and many more were brought to the forefront. Unfortunately, while all of the speakers had important points the discussion in its entirety meandered too much to make it as enjoyable as it should have been. By trying too hard to cover everything it came off as slightly affected and overly esoteric. If scaled back this would make a stimulating debate.
Story by EI Team | 09:00 | Sunday 16th September 2012 | Theatre
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