Dance State

© By Marie Barrett

Click Here for Artist's page in Archive

A multimedia video project that engaged with local youth in exploring nocturnal life in Derry City. Dance – State was developed in collaboration with a group of young people attending cross-community youth training schemes. The project was developed over a nine month period and took the form of a looped film. The film ran simultaneously on 18 video screens, in a local nightclub, on consecutive weekend nights, over a period of one month.

The film was subsequently shown at the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, England

The film combined text and soundscapes with imagery of surveillance cameras, taxi drivers and local people to reflect the sometimes surreal experience of the nighttime cityscape and the issues for young people as they explored nightlife in the city centre.

Further Infomation


Video/Film/Public Art






Temporary site specific