Social turkey

Finnegan, Ciara & Roche, Jennifer (2009) Social turkey. [Film/Video]


Social Turkey is a short digital dance video developed over a series of weekly meetings with a group of sprightly and defiant sixty-plus year olds resident in Limerick. Very early in the process artist Ciara Finnegan and choreographer Jenny Roche found each individual expressing a wonderful enthusiasm for dance, an eagerness to perform and a healthy refusal to conform to stereotypes of aging. Finnegan was keen that this project should support an exchange of ideas rather than employ a top-down directorial structure. While Roche devised the fundamentals of the dance and Finnegan manned the camera, each participant contributed thereafter - improvising on a step sequence and collaborating on patterns that ultimately determined much of the look of the result. The work seeks to amplify the represented interests of a wider community while celebrating the vivacity of the particular group and the sheer fun of the collaboration.

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ID Code: 76298
Item Type: Creative Work (Film/Video)
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Jennifer Roche
  • Katerina Gregos (2006)
Funders: Arts Council of Ireland
Material: Video Installation and Video Still
Measurements or Duration: 5 min loop
Location: From date: To date:
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Noughties but Nice: 21st Century Irish Art 2009-09-10 2009-09-10
Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre, Donegal 2010 2010
Solstice Arts Centre, Navan 2010 2010
Meath, Carlow 2010 2010
VISUAL, Carlow 2010 2010
Ev+A Exhibition, Limerick 2006 2006
Additional URLs:
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 23 Sep 2014 22:35
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2014 01:30

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