Live re-dub­bing of Salò film

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IN ad­vance of its pre­mière at the Abbey Theatre, di­rec­tor Dy­lan Tighe and his col­lab­o­ra­tors in­for­mally present ma­te­rial from re­hearsals-in-res­i­dence at Mer­maid on Fri­day, Septem­ber 13, at 8 p.m. Pa­solini’s Salò Re­dubbed is a live re-dub­bing of Pa­solini’s con­tro­ver­sial 1975 film ‘Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom’, dar­ingly trans­posed to Ire­land.

This project aims to trans­pose the source film, which up­dates the Mar­quis de Sade’s novel to Mus­solini’s fas­cist Re­pub­lic of Salò, to create a new con­text and script ref­er­enc­ing in­sti­tu­tional abuse and con­fine­ment in Ire­land. It’s an at­tempt to un­der­stand and raise ques­tions about the na­ture of the ide­ol­ogy un­der­pin­ning church and State abuse and its con­tem­po­rary legacy and res­o­nances.

The modus-operandi is to ‘trans­late’ the film line by line, scene by scene, sound by sound, and to per­form this new ver­sion live in sync to the orig­i­nal film, cre­at­ing in ef­fect a new and ex­per­i­men­tal work which hopes to open up new per­spec­tives on a sub­ject of vi­tal rel­e­vance to Ir­ish so­ci­ety while also push­ing the bound­aries of theatre form and prac­tice. Please note this piece con­tains graphic scenes of a vi­o­lent and sex­ual na­ture.

The Dy­lan Tighe and Abbey Theatre co-pro­duc­tion is funded through an Arts Coun­cil Project Award. It is de­vel­op­ment funded by the Trin­ity Cre­ative Chal­lenge 2018 and sup­ported by the Ital­ian Cul­tural In­sti­tute and Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre.

Tick­ets cost €5 and are avail­able from the box of­fice on 01 2724030 or www.mer­maid­arts­cen­

Pa­solini’s Salò Re­dubbed is a live re­dub­bing of Pier Paolo Pa­solini’s 1975 film ‘Salò.

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