From ANU Productions / Dublin Fringe Festival 2013;
Thirteen: Citizen X
The closest thing Ireland has ever had to a socialist revolution, the Dublin lockout provides us with a glimpse of an alternative Ireland. The current economic collapse and the resulting national distress pulls the issues of one hundred years ago sharply into focus. Echoes of mass meetings and marches, industrial unrest and the very rights of the citizen reverberate today as it did then.
Building incrementally day by day over thirteen days of the festival, ANU presents a series of thirteen interconnecting works combining performance, installation and digital technology allowing audiences to immerse themselves in the tumultuous events of 1913 as they fold into present day Dublin.
With Citizen X ANU is exploring issues around labour and the domestic in both 1913 and 2013.