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Museum of Mythological Water Beasts: Isadora Epstein

To close the 2018 phase of the Museum of Mythological Water Beasts, we are delighted to welcome Ormston House member Isadora Epstein to present a theatrical performance based on/given by Cata, the River Shannon monster. This will be the second lecture from the Medusa Lectures series bringing together a humourous amalgamation of art history and classical mythology.

Working with local historian Ivan Pawle and collaborator Millie Egan, Epstein has researched the monsters of the River Shannon as well as the river as a Mesolithic burial site. Epstein will relate the Mesolithic burial rituals to the sacrificial myth of Andromeda. Pawle’s research of local archeology will be embedded within the lecture.

Doors 7pm. Performance 7.15pm
Admission is free and all are welcome.

About Isadora Epstein:

Isadora Epstein is a writer and performer based in Dublin. Her performances take the shape of lectures and artist talks but are highly theatrical and make surprising entrances into fictional worlds. She attempts to transform the private act of reading and research into the big publicness of a performance. Previous commissions have responded to archives and stored artworks/collections such as: the Beit Collection, the UCD Folklore Archive, IMMA, and the Department of Early Printed Books at Trinity College. Epstein has recently performed at IMMA, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios, the NCAD Gallery, and KuVa Exhibition Lab, Helsinki.

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Thursday 27 September, 7-8pm

The Museum of Mythological Water Beasts is kindly supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Project Award.
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