‘We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time’ – Eileen Gray
Invitation to a Journey is a new film installation inspired by the inimitable Irish modernist designer Eileen Gray. Through impressionistic and lyrical imagery, architectural shapes and form, filmmaker Eoin Heaney evokes Gray’s sensibilities, her excitements and successes, and the emotional fallout of strained relationships.
Accompanied by a powerful, evocative score composed by Deirdre Gribbin and performed by Crash Ensemble, Invitation to a Journey is an evocative exploration of the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest designers.
Presented by Kilkenny Arts Festival in partnership with Crash Ensemble
This film is dedicated to the memory of Emma O'Kane (1977-2021).
The Invitation to a Journey album will be released on Crash Records in August to coincide with these screenings.
Anna Cashell Violin
Lisa Dowdall Viola
Kate Ellis Cello
Malachy Robinson Double Bass
Susan Doyle Flute
Deirdre O’Leary Clarinet
Roddy O’Keefe Trombone
John Godfrey Electric Guitar
Alex Petcu Percussion
Andrew Zolinsky Piano
Alan Pearson Conductor
Produced, edited, mixed and mastered by Adrian Hart
Recording Engineer Alan Kelly
Recording Studio Windmill Lane
Producer and Director Eoin Heaney
Cinematographer Luca Truffarelli
Editor Gavin Coleman
Camera Assistant Pato Cassinoni
Production Coordinator Bob Campbell
Maria Oxley Boardman
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