An immersive installation that follows a character in the final hours of life as they know it.
See an exclusive preview of Luke Murphy / Attic Projects' [The Prometheus Project]: The Archivist at Dance Cork Firkin Crane ahead of its premiere at Dublin Dance Festival 2023.
[The Prometheus Project], by award-winning Irish choreographer Luke Murphy / Attic Projects, is a series of five distinct but interconnected performance installations, which will be developed and presented over three years.
Adapting the classic story of Prometheus, the god who gave fire to humans, and anticipating the crucial moment when Zeus took it away, this series introduces us, one by one, to a community of people preparing to lose power.
Framed within the confines of a ‘room’, in this performance installation Murphy invites us to accompany one resident in the final hours of life as they know it. As the protagonist awaits Zeus' inevitable retribution, they count down the moments to both an ending and a beginning. Gliding between image, movement and narrative, their story offers a fascinating insight into how we live, what is important and what we’ve created.
About Luke Murphy / Attic Projects
Based in Cork and founded in 2015 by choreographer and performer Luke Murphy / Attic Projects operates as a producer, incubator, and facilitator of projects in a range of media. Luke has been the recipient of commissions, awards and residencies including from Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, among many others. The company’s most recent production, Volcano, was the winner of four Irish Times Theatre Awards 2021. Luke is a member of the Dance Cork Firkin Crane board of directors.
Director, Choreographer and Performer Luke Murphy
Lighting Stephen Dodd
Composition Rob Moloney
Producer Gwen Van Spÿk
Line Producer Sophie Coote
Production Manager Simon Bird
[The Prometheus Project]: The Archivist is a solo installation created and performed by Luke Murphy that will be developed in Cork at the Crypt in St Luke's, followed by preview performances in the Musgrave Theatre, before it's premiere at Dublin Dance Festival in May 2023. Attic Projects is supported by Arts Grant Funding from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Prometheus is created with support from Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Cork City Council, Shawbrook Residential.