Dreams’ Winter was a collaboration between Forced Entertainment, composer John Avery and a diverse group of other performers. The project formed part of two birthday celebrations – marking the 10th year of Forced Entertainment and the 60th year of Manchester Central Library. The performance itself was designed for and inspired by the Library building – a huge, circular, dome-ceilinged space with shelves running to the centre like the spokes of a wheel. Dreams’ Winter was the first major site-specific performance by the company, following their December 1993 project Red Room for The Showroom Gallery, London. This single camera tape documents the last on-site rehearsals and was recorded without an audience.
Low quality single-camera rehearsal documentation recorded at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 1994, 65 mins. approx.
Sinéad O'Donnell is one of Northern Ireland's foremost performance artists, with an international profile through numerous residencies and performances both nationally and internationally. Her work explores identity, borders and barriers...