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Dance-Theatre Installation: Killing Time by Cathy Coughlan and Vukašin Nedeljković at Rua Red

5 - 6 Apr 2019 (Past)

Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre

What happens to the mind and body when WAITING becomes an instrument of torture?

Cathy Coughlan and Vukašin Nedeljković present a Dance-Theatre Installation at Rua Red Gallery in April. Drawing from Nedeljković’s experience of Direct Provision, this new work examines the psychological effects of institutionalisation. In a continuation of themes explored through Coughlan’s Arts Council Dance residency, around the subject of Men, Movement and Mental Health, the work explores the historical structures that have housed and enabled systematic abuse within the Irish State and the bureaucracy behind an indefinite sentence of incarceration.

Cathy Coughlan is a multidisciplinary artist working across film, theatre and dance contexts to create hybrid works for gallery and theatre spaces. This piece is the culmination of her third dance residency at Rua Red Arts Centre, supported by Arts Council Ireland and South Dublin County Council.

Vukašin Nedeljković is a visual artist, an activist and a PhD Student at Dublin Institute of Technology. He initiated the multidisciplinary project, to collaborate with asylum seekers, artists, academics, civil society activists and immigration lawyers, amongst others, with a view to creating an interactive documentary cross-platform online resource, critically foregrounding accounts of exile, displacement, trauma and memory.

Vukašin received an Arts and Disability Connect New Work award in 2018, to present new photographic work documenting Direct Provision Centres in Ireland.


This piece is not suitable for children and audience members should be aware of potentially triggering content.

Venue: Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre
Date and Time: Friday 5th April 7.30PM | Saturday 6th April 3.30pm & 7.30pm
Running Time : 50 mins
Ticket Price €15 Full price | €10 Concession
Booking at www.ruared.ie

Limited Capacity : 35 people max per/show
Optional Audience participation. Not suitable for children.

Funded by the Arts Council, Rua Red Arts Centre and South Dublin County Council.

Choreographer/Director : Cathy Coughlan
Installation : Vukašin Nedeljković
Script : Vukašin Nedeljković and Cathy Coughlan
Performers : Matt Szczerek and Michelle Cahill
Lighting Design: Matt Burke


Cathy Coughlan
Dance Theatre
Direct Provision
Killing Time
Vukašin Nedeljković