The Flashback Memory Festival Takes Place next Weekend

The Alliance Française is set to welcome Flashback, an association of young Parisian students, to Dublin for a the Flashback Memory Festival, a cultural event examining society’s collective memory.

After the striking events in Paris in November and as we celebrate the centenary of the 1916 rising, there has never been a more appropriate time for us to examine how a nation builds its identity and if a collective memory is important to that identity.

From the 11th-13th May, scientists, historians and artists will come together in the Alliance Française Dublin to create a bicultural, multidisciplinary artistic festival: the Flashback – Memory Festival.

An exhibition will take place across the three days by photographers Claire Béteille from the Université Paris 8 and Sarah Flynn from the Dublin Institute of Technology focusing on memory and French playwright Elie Triffault will present Le Quai, a contemporary play that rewrites the story of the birth of cinema.

French dancer and choreographer Matthieu Bajolet will lead a practical demonstration of collective memory on Physics Square in Trinity College through some original choreography created especially for the festival called “Bal Moderne/Dancing Around”

For more information about the festival visit their Facebook page and the Alliance Française website.

Flashback poster

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