Quinnipiac University

Twinsome Minds: Recovering 1916 in Images and Stories

Twinsome Minds (a phrase from Finnegans Wake) is a multimedia performed talk with text by Richard Kearney and moving images by Sheila Gallagher. The performance re-imagines a series of micro-narratives surrounding 1916 in Dublin and the WWI battlefields of Belgium. The stories and images of eclipsed history concentrate on ‘twinned’ pairs – family members, neighbors, school friends, lovers – who ended up on opposite sides during this time of great upheaval in British-Irish relations. The various scenes explore crossings of memory and imagination, anecdote and legend, history and myth – as well as loyalty and love. They are framed and retold by writer and philosopher, Richard Kearney with screen projections by the artist, Sheila Gallagher, and original music score by Dana Lyn. Through an interplay of storytelling, animations, music and poetry, Twinsome Minds: Recovering 1916 mines what is often lost behind official historical accounts and acts of commemoration, and proposes a transformative work of interpreting the Rising for a new generation.

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The event is part of the celebration "Remembering the Easter Rising: Ireland 1916 at Quinnipiac University."

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Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci, MNH 101 Auditorium
370 Bassett Road, North Haven CT USA

Event Type

Performance, Entertainment

Administrative departments/offices

Great Hunger Institute, IGHM Administration


North Haven Campus


College of Arts and Sciences


Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public

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