Artist Suzanne Walsh performs an adaptation of ‘Lazarus Lingua’ commissioned as part of the festival opening celebrations.
Lazarus Lingua is a recitation of the Latin names of extinct animals from 4000 BC to present day, using some changes in pronunciation from when Latin was a living language. The names recited are drawn from biological taxonomy, systems and descriptions of species that have been devised by humans. Lazarus Lingua is also an invocation of the dead, in particular those species now extinct. At times these utterances move beyond language, into calls, vocalisations that dissolve human categorisations into something that makes us aware of our own animal nature, as well as querying the order we place on others. This work was first developed as part of ‘An Urgent Enquiry’ with Fingal Arts Office, and was first performed in Garrett Phelan’s Hide Project in 2018.
Suzanne has been working with Jack Cawley on an accompanying sensory experience for the performance, this will include sonic vibrations.
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