Mark, Drew and Fiona are collaboratively developing a multi-screen film installation featuring elements of new musical composition & performance, in reply to the scientific term “Anthropocene” and an evidence based reaction to existence in the Anthropocene age. The project will work as a telluric, interplaying series of filmed vignettes with a standout/abstract performance as centrepiece.
The project will specifically look at and meditate upon two objective/researched/evidenced spheres of anthropocentric chaos: a female human mental health emergency and the impact of unnatural factors on whales, and the reactive capacities of both to external traumatic factors.
The ultimate work will be researched, recorded and presented in 3 territories.
MARK DONNE is an artist film-maker & director. His feature documentaries have won various awards & official festival selections across 41 international territories. His short films & installations have been commissioned by TATE, The Guardian and Estuary Festival.
FIONA O’SHAUGHNESSEY is an actor & performer. Her most notable television & film roles include the lead protagonist in “Utopia” (Channel 4) &”Nina Forever”. Her theatrical residencies include runs at The Gate (Dublin) & The Geffen Playhouse (LA).
DREW MCCONNELL is a musician, song writer & composer most noted as founder member & joint songwriter with “Babyshambles”. He has an independent, revolving musical project “Helsinki” featuring contributions from a wide range of artists, and is presently performing with Liam Gallagher.