Address to the Metaphysical Society
27 March 2017
Edmund Burk Lecture Theatre
Trinity College Dublin
This event involved the following components: a list of things that are dead or dying, a questionnaire, a heartbeat, an audience, speakers (human and non-human), writing instruments, writing, instruments, seating, doors, a voice, thoughts, answers, blanks.
Upon an invitation to address Trinity College Dublin Metaphysical Society, the Department of Ultimology hosted an event where the audience was invited to fill out a self-examining questionnaire accompanied by a live score. The live score, performed and conceptualised by composer and musician Sean Carpio, utilised the ambient sounds of the lecture theatre to create a multi layered score for the collective act of filling in the questionnaire. A narrator and system of bells led participants through the questionnaire, which asked its users to describe and reflect on the practices they undertook on a daily basis.
The event lasted approximately one hour, and featured contributions from Sean Carpio and Barry Edward Fitzgerald.
Concept Organisation : Department of Ultimology, with collaborators Sean Carpio and Barry Edward Fitzgerald and the Metaphysical Society.