Sara Baume – The Alphabet of Birds
Writer and artist Sara Baume covers wide ground in this spellbinding audio-visual essay; Sunday Mass and sea swimming; bird alphabets and stone collecting; Goya and Monet; the Stations of the Cross and the Sacred Heart of Jesus; bedrooms and bedsits; insomnia and parental love.
Baume's new essay is inspired by four short documentaries depicting artists at work on land and sea. These films are included in the show, and focus on visual artists Gary Coyle and Laura Fitzgerald and musician Natalia Beylis. A live soundtrack is performed throughout by musicians Irene Buckley and Elaine Howley. The Alphabet of Birds is the second stage show from arts magazine and production company Holy Show.