Sounding Conflict: A Performance in Five Acts

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CertificateNot Rated
CountryUnited Kingdom
Running Time0HR 30MINS
Extra InfoFree screening plus Q&A
SeasonMain Programme

In this experimental short film, a metaphorical and physical wall serves as sonic and choreographic material around which two characters cyclically confront and enact conflict scenarios.

The film asks questions about what a wall does to community. Is it protection or is it a border? Who builds a wall and for whom is it built? Framed around resistance, resilience and reconciliation, the film is a performative enquiry into relationships of power, spatial politics and identity.

The film was created in the context of the the Sounding Conflict research project (AHRC/ESRC) which investigates the effects of sound and its distribution through digital media activities in conflict situations. At the core of the project are case studies in the Middle East, Brazil and Northern Ireland which serve as a basis for evaluating how sound is used to articulate experiences of violence, support narratives of resistance and promote peace building. The work aims to expressively and creatively relate insights from fieldwork to re-appropriate these in an artistic context, to generate insights into commonalities and differences in conflict and post-conflict situations.

This free screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists marking the completion of the Sounding Conflict project. For more information, visit

Concept and Sound Design: Pedro Rebelo with Matilde Meireles
Performance: Patrick J O’Reilly - Director, Joe Loane and Keith Singleton - Performers
Technical assistance: Aisling McGeown, Johnny McGuiness and Craig Jackson
Produced at SARC, Queen’s University Belfast
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