Heartship

Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Dorothy Cross’ Heartship project celebrates the Irish Naval services contribution to the humanitarian crisis in the Mediterranean, where they helped save so many lives.

It addresses the rescuing and disappearance of so many hearts within that ocean. Heartship involves a naval ship that harbours the relic of a human heart, while a lone woman is visible wandering around the deck. It was filmed on Saturday 14th September 2019, on the L.É. James Joyce. Heartship features the voice and music of Lisa Hannigan, and the extraordinary sound of the glass armonica, played by Alasdair Malloy.

Running time: 13 minutes

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Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Heartship

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Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Heartship

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Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Heartship

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Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Heartship

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Dorothy Cross / Alan Gilsenan

Heartship

The artists

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Dorothy Cross

Dorothy Cross was born in Cork. Her work ranges from object to opera: working with sculpture, photography and video. Her work examines the relationship between humans and the natural world - considering what is sacred and maligned, and looking at time, transience and transformation.

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Alan Gilsenan

Alan Gilsenan is an award-winning Irish writer, film-maker and theatre director. His very diverse body of film-work extends across documentary, feature films and experimental work.

Living Canvas

Living Canvas is a cultural initiative by IPUT which establishes new ways of exhibiting artworks in large scale outdoor installations in Dublin’s city centre.

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