Internal Facade (2013)

Gemma Riggs, Laura Murphy and Mircea Ghinea
Performed at MNAC (National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest) and Firkin Crane, Ireland.


A multimedia performance made as a collaboration between choreographer Laura Murphy, dancer Mircea Ghinea and filmmaker Gemma Riggs. Developed from an EU mobility grant, the piece was presented in 2013 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest and the Firkin Crane in Cork.

Internal Facade layered live performance and moving image, exploring the body in relation to the pictorial frame. Using large-scale projection, the moving image acted as equivalent planes of performance, folding out further dimensions of movement. The construction of the set was integrated into the performance itself, giving the sensation of the gradual building of a total image.