NOT AT HOME
NOT AT HOME is a durational art campaign by Emma Fraser (Nine Crows) & Grace Dyas (THEATREclub) to make visible the experiences of women who travel abroad to access safe abortion services, to highlight the consequences of Ireland’s abortion laws, and to connect women who have travelled in solidarity.
NOT AT HOME was first performed at NCAD Gallery and won Best Production at the Dublin Fringe Festival in 2017.
In 2013, she travelled to have an abortion. Afterwards, she needed to talk to women who had made this journey, she asked them to share their stories. In the waiting room, they all felt alone. They were not at home.
Now, we are bringing these stories home and speaking their words out loud, in public, in NOT AT HOME – the truth of a lived experience shared by thousands of Irish women and girls over decades.
We are asking you to come and listen to them. Before any vote is cast or any mind is made up, we believe we need to understand the reality of the status quo. We are listening to yes, we are listening to no, NOT AT HOME is the space to listen to her before you vote.
There will be no arguments, no shouting, no stopwatch to ensure balance. This is not a sermon to the converted – it’s a calm place for the undecided.
InformationSunday 6 and Monday 7 May 2018, 5-9pm
Ormston House and EVA International will host NOT AT HOME as part of a collaborative public programme. You can find out more about EVA International here and THEATREclub here.
Image: detail from the performance of NOT AT HOME at Ormston House. Photography by Shane Serrano.