Landing on Feathers workshop

11 Jul 2023 to 11 Jul 2023
10am - 1pm
Firkin Crane, Cork

Landing on Feathers:

Join us for this participative workshop with Dutch artist Jija Sohn. Jija will lead a refreshing morning warm-up before introducing a short film of her project Landing on Feathers.

In 2021 Jija Sohn, Alexandra Lemm, Nica Roses & Julia Reist began a research project with visual artist Elmer Kouwenberg, who was paralysed in a car accident 28 years ago.

This research resulted in Landing on Feathers, a poetic short film exploring the relationship between ability and disability, care-giver and care-receiver and asking where self-care fits into these dichotomies.

The film is followed by a physical ‘conversation’ as Jija leads simple and playful exercises to reflect on and question the themes within the film. No dance experience required. 

Jija is taking part in the first Gap Exchange programme, organised by Irish Theatre Institute and local partners including Spring Festival in Utrecht. She has been paired with local artist Noelle Brown. Noelle is hosting Jija while in Cork and introducing her to the city and the local arts community. Jija has already hosted Noelle in Utrecht. Gap Exchange is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland.

WHEN: Tuesday 11th July, 10am – 1pm

WHERE: Firkin Crane, John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration is €5, please complete the link here