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Spectacle

* Photo by Emilija Jefermova

Spectacle

Con Mór is a site specific large scale installation and event. A 7 metre high, 4.5 metre wide Giant inspired by the Irish Poet and philosopher John Moriarty.

Con Mór was made from locally sourced willow from East Galway. Con Mór was staged on a public site in the centre of Galway city across two days. The event had performances and live music from the Macnas Ensembles.

Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova
  • Original Concept & Show Direction

    Noeline Kavanagh
  • Presented by

    Macnas
  • Staged in

    Galway City Centre
  • Design

    Paul Mcdonnell & Dave Young
  • Costume Design

    Cherie White
  • Text

    Writing's of John Moriarty
  • Music Composition & Sound Design

    Matthew Berril
  • Special Effects

    Richard Babington
  • Drumming Director

    Eímhín Craddock
  • Engineering Fabricators

    Rynn Engineering
  • Cast & Crew

    120 - professional artists, crew and performers, including volunteers and public participants.
Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Drawing by Noeline Kavanagh
Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova
Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova
Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova
Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova

A note about Spectacle in the Public Space

Making spectacle in public spaces is powerful because it helps to reimagine how a city or place looks and feels. Spectacle creates a place where the public and artist play, swapping roles and blurring the lines between audience and performer.

Centuries old, this practice was made up of performers, clowns and artists from the original travelling players troupes who would set up in town squares, fields and streets. Today artists (entertainers) and the public, (audience & participant) come together in creative communion with imagination and create a shared feeling of what it means to be human.

Due to the scale of creating a spectacle show it requires collaboration. This collision of individual and collaborator makes for distinct atmosphere's and energies making Spectacle a unique and powerful entity. - Noeline.

Noeline Kavanagh Projects - Spectacle
* Photo by Emilija Jefermova

Noeline describes how spectacle captures something - “it has to do with the scale and using a public landscape: you usurp everything. Everybody needs to have these cathartic moments.” Irish Independent