I Used To Feel
A woman has not been seen since she checked into a hotel room, alone, three days ago.
I Used To Feel is a site-specific, music-theatre piece which explores experiences of deafness and communication break-down. It is performed in a real hotel room.
Initially developed by Spitalfields Music Festival, London the work was subsequently shown at Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 and Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018.
Supported by Arts & Disability Ireland.
Kate Romano [clarinet]
Alvean Jones [performer]
Ailis Ni Riain [writer & composer]
Dublin Fringe Festival 2018
Cork Midsummer Festival 2017
The Irish premiere of I Used to Feel took place at Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork in 2017. The performances took place in a bedroom of the Maldron Hotel in Cork city and were supported by Cork Midsummer Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland.
Spitalfields Festival London 2016
“Very different to anything I’ve ever seen.”
“She was difficult to leave behind.”
“Oppressive, a strong atmosphere.”
“Music is beautiful & strong visual imagery.”
“It made me think of entanglements…”
“The role of the musician made me think differently about the scenario.”
“Someone’s struggle to be understood.”