Performance Distillation

Man holding moss. (c) Fergal Styles

Fri, 06.10.2023 -
Sat, 14.10.2023

A performative journey that takes you to the Irish bog landscape through scent.

This project is a collaboration between environmental artist Luke Casserly and the very first landscape he ever encountered - the Irish midlands bog. Distillation is a creative attempt to look at our human relationship to landscape through scent.

As an artist from the midlands, Luke Casserly was inspired to make the piece in response to the recent cessation of the peat harvesting industry in Ireland, as a way of stretching out further conversations around the environmental potential of the Irish bog landscape. The artist has been collaborating with renowned perfume maker Joan Woods over the past year to create a unique distillation of the Irish bog, the starting point for an olfactory performance which attempts to translate the landscape for a live audience in an intimate and inventive way.

Dedicated to the future of our broken landscapes – in the hope that by listening to them, we might be able to better understand them.

World premiere.

Location: Goethe-Institut Irland
Dates: 6, 7, 13 & 14 October 2023
Time: 2pm, 5pm & 7pm, all days
Duration: 50 mins

Booking HERE.

Coproduction: Abbey Theatre and Solas Nua. Commissioned by Solas Nua.
Supported by Goethe-Institut Irland and IMMA. Developed with the support of the Druid FUEL Programme.
Developed through the support of an Arts Council Theatre Project Award.