Previous Residents

Find out more about our previous artists-in-residence

Maximilian Le Cain and Vicky Langan

Maximilian Le Cain and Vicky Langan 

August - August 2017

Since 2010, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain have worked together in an audio-visual partnership that has resulted in thirteen moving image works to date. This is built on the fitting match between Langan’s magnetic, troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cain’s distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms. In 2017, they received an Arts Council of Ireland award to make Inside, their first feature film. Le Cain makes experimental films that explore a personal relationship with cinema as a site of haunting. Langan’s practice operates across several overlapping fields, chiefly performance, sound and film. Her vulnerable, emotionally charged work envelops audiences in an aura of dark intimacy. They are both affiliated with the Dublin-based Experimental Film Society. Their film Light/Sound (2010) is part of the permanent collection of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma in Paris. They are developing new work during their residency at CCI.

Screening of experimental films by Vicky Langan et Maximilian Le Cain 28/8/2017


Desi Wilkinson

Desi Wilkinson 

June - June 2017

Desi Wilkinson is a leading exponent of the traditional Irish flute and a fine singer.  He has recorded five albums with the internationally renowned group Cran, two solo albums-- the Three Piece Flute and Shady Woods -- and a host of other recording and performance collaborations that reflect his eclectic musical interests. Originally from Belfast, Wilkinson has worked and toured with many of the best-known musicians and groups on the Irish folk music scene. From 1992 to 1995 he lived in Brittany, learning, playing and studying Breton music. He speaks French fluently and has combined musical and research interests throughout his career. He obtained his doctorate in 1999 and has also worked as a full-time academic. Most recently, he was traditional musician-in-residence at University College Cork, where he continued to combine music-making with academic pursuits.

Desi Wilkinson  La musique traditionnelle irlandaise : Un voyage personnel 12/06/2017
Desi Wilkinson & Feilimí O’Connor  13/06/2017


Dragana Jurisic

Dragana Jurisic 

May - June 2017

Based in Ireland, Dragana Jurisic works predominantly through the media of photography, film and installation. Her practice explores issues of gender, stereotyping and the effects of exile and displacement on memory and identity. Since receiving a distinction for her MFA in 2008, Dragana Jurisic has won a significant number of awards. In December 2013, she completed her PhD and finalized an important three-year long project YU: The Lost Country. During her residency, she will work on a new exhibition and book that explores the lives of two women characterised by their ferocious desire for freedom; one of them will be based on her own aunt who emigrated to Paris from Yougoslavia in the 1950s.


Barry Donohue 

Barry Donohue  

May - June 2017

en partenariat avec Music Network
Barry Donohue is making a name for himself internationally as one of Ireland’s new jazz luminaries. He is also renowned for playing other genres such as classical/orchestral music, folk, R&B, drum n’bass, Afro soul music, Afro-Cuban music, Brazilian music, to name a few. He has worked with many different singers and musicians including Nils Wogram, Chris Guilfoyle’s ‘Umbra’, Michael Arbenz, Mary Coughlan, Sean Keane, Loah, Izumi Kimura, Christian Li, Michael Buckley and Francesco Turrisi. While working towards an M.A. in Music from the esteemed Hochschule Lucerne in Switzerland, Barry spent a semester studying in Paris with double bass master Thierry Barbé. His residency at CCI will provide the opportunity to take up where they left off, along with giving him the opportunity to work towards finishing his debut album Satori.


Aoife McAtamney

Aoife McAtamney 

April - May 2017

In partnership with Dance Ireland and La Briqueterie-CDC du Val-de-Marne
Dancer, choreographer and composer Aoife McAtamney is particularly interested in creating performances that frame a specific relationship between song and dance. She has been the recipient of numerous prizes and bursaries from the Arts Council and Culture Ireland. As an Associate Artist of Dance Ireland, she created her first solo Softer Swells which toured internationally (La Briqueterie in Vitry-sur-Seine and the Instances festival in Chalon-sur-Saône were two of her stops).  In Paris, she will be developing material for a new solo performance, nurtured by direct experience and the work of Rumi, Robert Lax and Meredith Monk. https://aoifemcatamney.com/


Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O’Neill 

March - March 2017

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill has toured the world over the last few years and just released her third album Pothole in the Sky. She played at the National Concert Hall in Dublin several times, alongside well-known artists such as Glen Hansard, as part of the official Easter 1916 commemorative programme. At the CCI, she will devote her time to writing poetry and composing new songs in her singularly introspective style. http://lisaoneill.ie/home/

Chapel Sessions: Lisa O'Neill 29/03/2017


Pauline Cummins

Pauline Cummins 

March - April 2017

In partnership avec Wicklow County Arts Office
For over thirty years, artist Pauline Cummins has examined identity, gender and socio-cultural relations through performance and video pieces. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at CCI in 2012, and is in the permanent collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Pauline’s work grows out of site and situation; in Paris, she plans to develop a live performance based on the history of the area around the CCI, especially that of the Roman amphitheatre Arènes de Lutèce. http://www.paulinecummins.com/

 

 


Jen Coppinger

Jen Coppinger 

February - April 2017

Jen Coppinger works as producer for a number of artists and companies including TheEmergencyRoom (Olwen Fouéré), HotForTheatre, Kellie Hughes, Shane O’Reilly, Seán Mac Erlaine, Raymond Scannell and Dylan Tighe. She has toured work extensively in Ireland and internationally. Her Irish co-productions include Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin and Poetry Ireland. She is currently project managing for the Laureate for Irish Fiction (Anne Enright 2015-2018). In Paris she will be researching and setting up partnerships with French theatres and companies.


Amy Conroy

Amy Conroy 

February - February 2017

Writer and actor Amy Conroy is Artistic Director of HotForTheatre. Her debut play I ♥ Alice ♥ I (2010)  premiered in the Dublin Fringe Festival 2010, won the Fishamble New Writing Award and then toured from the Dublin Theatre Festival to New York, Iceland, Glasgow, Croatia, Belfast and CCI. Her fifth and most recent work, Luck Just Kissed You Hello, enjoyed a sold-out run in the Galway International Arts Festival and Dublin Theatre Festival 2015. In Paris, Amy will be researching the effects of psychosis on ordinary people.  She is fascinated by the manner in which worlds can blend, the real and the imagined, as well as the challenges faced by all concerned


Ailís Ní Ríain

Ailís Ní Ríain 

January - February 2017

In partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre
Originally from Cork and now living in England, Ailís Ní Ríain is an internationally prize-winning contemporary classical composer and writer for stage.  Her work has been performed at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London; The Royal Festival Hall; Carnegie Hall in New York and National Concert Hall in Dublin. Her aim is to produce work that challenges, provokes and engages. While at CCI, she will focus specifically on the development of a new music and text project based on the triptych The Temptation of St Anthony (1501) by Hieronymus Bosch. https://www.ailis.info/


Rob Doyle

Rob Doyle 

January - March 2017

Rob Doyle’s debut in the Irish literary world has been noteworthy. His first novel Here Are the Young Men (2014) was chosen as a book of the year in The Irish Times, Sunday Times, Independent and Sunday Business Post. It was shortlisted for the Newcomer of the Year award in the Irish Book Awards. His second book, This Is the Ritual, was published in January 2016. Rob is also a writer of essays and literary reviews. While in Paris, he will work on a new book which combines fiction, autobiography and travel-writing as well as critical and biographical explorations of writers such as the Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran - who lived in the city for many years - Georges Bataille and André Breton. https://robdoyle.net/

Festival: New Writings, New Styles 3-4/03/2017


Caitriona O’Reilly

Caitriona O’Reilly 

November - December 2016

Caitriona O’Reilly is from Wicklow and was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where she completed a PhD on American poetry. Her first book, The Nowhere Birds, was published in 2001. It was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Rooney Prize in Irish Literature in 2002. Her second collection, The Sea Cabinet, was published in 2006. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Prize. Her third collection, Geis, also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was published in 2015 by Bloodaxe Books (UK) and Wake Forest University Press (USA). During her residency in Paris, she will develop new ideas through engaging with the material culture housed in the Musee National du Moyen Âge, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and archaeological sections of the Louvre Museum.


Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez

Angel Luis Gonzalez Fernandez 

November - December 2016

Angel Luis González Fernández is the founder and director of PhotoIreland, an organisation that promotes critical engagement with photography notably through its annual international photographic festival in Dublin. In 2011 he launched ‘The Library Project’, a publicly accessible collection of publications about photography combined with an exhibition space. Angel has been a portfolio reviewer at festivals such as Les Rencontres d'Arles and Format (UK). While in Paris, he will work on the framework for a photography-focused event to take place annually during Paris Photo.


Una Mullally

Una Mullally 

November - December 2016

Una Mullally is a writer with The Irish Times, where she runs the Ipop culture blog PopLife, as well as an author and spoken-word artist. She writes about LGBT issues, feminism, social justice issues and the arts. She co-founded the ‘Come Rhyme With Me’ event, spanning all elements of spoken word from poetry to rap. Her first book, In The Name Of Love, an oral history of the Irish marriage equality movement, was published in 2014. At CCI, she will work on her second book on contemporary feminism in Ireland, improve her practice as a spoken-word artist and add to her writing about Irish queer identity.


Olwen Fouéré

Olwen Fouéré 

October - November 2016

Born in Galway to French parents, the theatre artist Olwen Fouéré is one of Ireland’s foremost practitioners of the performing arts. Collaborating with playwrights, directors, visual artists, composers and choreographers over three decades, she embodies the mercurial essence of performance in her aesthetic practices.  She has earned the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actress in 1999, 2000 and 2006 and has been nominated and won numerous others including the Samuel Beckett and ESB/Harvey’s Awards. Her collaborations with the CCI include The Gospel According to Judas and Here Lies, the story of Antonin Artaud in Ireland, in 2006; Paula Spencer, the Woman who Walked into Doors (2008) and riverrun (2013). During her residency at the CCI, she will finalise her new performance Danse, Morob, written specially for her by French author Laurent Gaudé and to be presented in Dublin in December 2016. http://www.olwenfouere.com/

P R O C L A M A T I O N 1/10 2016
Olwen Fouéré - riverrun 8 - 9/02 2013
Paula Spencer - La femme qui se cognait dans les portes 12-15/11 2008
Here lies - 23-24/11 2006
The Gospel according to Judas - by Frank McGuinness 18/03 2006


Clara Simpson

Clara Simpson 

October - October 2016

Actress and director Clara Simpson settled in France decades ago and has acted in numerous productions directed by Christian Schiaretti (TNP, Villeurbanne), notably Mai, Juin, Juillet (Festival d’Avignon), Le Roi Lear (Théâtre de la Ville, Paris), Créanciers, Mlle Julie (La Colline, Paris). She also regularly works with Irish theatre companies including Corn Exchange, Pan Pan, Dead Centre. During her residency, Clara will develop the staging of a triptych – Riders to the Sea  and In the Shadow of the Glen by John Millington Synge and Purgatory by William Butler Yeats – newly translated into French by Jean-Pierre Siméon.


Tom Creed

Tom Creed 

October - December 2016

Tom Creed is a theatre and opera director based in Dublin. From 2011 to 2013 he was Director of Cork Midsummer Festival and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award in 2012. He has been invited to stage Benjamin Britten's opera Owen Wingrave at the Opéra Bastille in November 2016 with the young singers of the Académie de l'Opéra de Paris. He sees this as an important opportunity to delve deeper into questions of pacifism and debate the necessity of going to war. https://tomcreed.org/