Bodies of Water


Bodies of Water is a four-channel video exhibition created under the guise of Ira Dean, a fictional video artist who dissapeard 10 years ago on a voyage to the North Atlantic Garbage Patch.  

Every evening, the exhibition becomes a responsive theatrical performance led by curator Jan Kavanagh(Una Kavanagh), Ira Dean's former assistant and romantic partner.

The mystery of her disappearance has haunted Jan for the last decade. Was it an accident? A tragedy? A hoax? We join her as she searches for clues in the surviving artworks.
Developed in collaboration with Maeve Stone and Eoghan Carrick. Bodies of Water premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in September 2019. ︎

Nominated for Best Audio Visual Design 

Dublin Fringe Festival Awards

“Bodies of Water is a sly meditation on life, art and all we leave behind.”

The Irish Times

Developed with the support of the Irish Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Corn Exchange Theatre Company, Hesse Flatow New York, Dublin City Council, The Samuel Beckett Centre and MAKE Artist Residency.

Developed at FRINGE LAB with the support of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Co-created by Eoghan Carrick, Maeve Stone, Jonah King and Úna Kavanagh

Performed by Úna Kavanagh
Video Performance: Maria Oxley Boardman, Maeve O’Mahony

Video Design: Jonah King
Sound Design: Frank Sweeney

Costume Design: Maeve Stone
Lighting Design: Eoghan Carrick and Cillian MacNamara
Text compiled by: Maeve Stone
Producer: Aisling Ormonde
Production Manager: Sean Dennehy
Stage Manager: Zoe Reynolds
Assistant Director: Kevin Michael Reed, Annachiara Vispi
Set Construction: Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Ivan Pelaez  

Photography: Alex Gill