Here and Through

9-28 October, 10.00-17.00 daily
South Tipperary Arts Centre
Free of charge | All ages

Luca Truffarelli & Federico Ortica



The ‘Here and Through’ exhibition includes the actual ‘Here and Through installation, as well as a series of photographs by Luca Truffarelli.
‘Here and Through’ is a body of work by Luca Truffarelli developed for Embodied, a GPO Witness History Public Art Commission. Presented alongside a series of site specific dance performances at the GPO in April and again at Project Arts Centre in May 2016 as part of Dublin Dance Festival. Truffarelli was commissioned to document the dance performances and to make a visual response to the dance works which were devised.   

“Here and through” is a installation and short video by Luca Truffarelli in which he invites the audience to experience the present as a personal journey.  The floor covered in cardboard will lead the travellers into a deep, uncomfortable understanding of a present condition, made of past and filled with future. The audience will have to actively interact with the installation to discover its allusions. The journey will culminate with the projector of a short video representing the endless voyage of a soul through past, present and future.



Video: Luca Truffarelli

Sound: Federico Ortica

Voice: Oona Doherty

Starring: Liv O’Donoghue

Assistants: Federico Scoponi, Alex Hutchinson


More about Luca Truffarelli and Federico Ortica

Luca Truffarelli graduated in photography in 2011 and started experimenting and challenging himself in the field of visual arts. In the past few years he has been involved mostly in contemporary dance and theatre works not only as a photographer/video maker but also as visual design and artistic collaborator. Among other projects, the short films Table Manners/Stopping at Red Lights and Freedom – to go!, by the choreographer Ingrid Nachstern, have been awarded prizes in several international dance film festivals. The contemporary dance show Tardigrade, by Philip Connaughton, was awarded as best design at Tiger Fringe Festival 2015. Truffarelli has exhibited at the GPO with the video installation Here and Thought sound by Federico Ortica, and at Project Arts Centre with the photographic project Archive. Stage designer for the dance show Extraterrestial Events presented at the Dublin Dance festival in 2017.

Since 2016 his working on a new project with the composer Greg Haines.

Federico Ortica was born in Italy on the 21st of September 1979. He studied at Conservatory of Perugia, specifcally attending percussions classes. He studied electronic music with Mr Luigi Ceccarelli at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia and Institute of Sonology in Den Haag (NL). He can also claim to have attended courses taught by Andrew Bentley, Bob Ostertag, Francis Dhomont, Domenico Sciajno, Poul Berg, Peter Evans, Trevor Wishart, Joel Ryan. He participated in some prestigious music competitions, such as Emufest, LPM, NYCEMF, ICMC, . He is a composer for theatre and dance show with multimedia technologies with group of artistic research “Opera”. He played at many Festivals with audio/video project P/XL based on improvisation. He Composed soundtrack for IBM, Asian cup and Delhi commonwealth. Currently working on live electronics improvisation.



Created with the support of Dublin Dance Festival, GPO Witness History Public Art Commission. Embodied was produced by Dublin Dance Festival and curated by Ruairí Ó Cuiv and Valerie Connor. Thanks to: Valeria Mariucci, Francesco Taurisano 

This exhibition presents the visual installation Here and Through, and a series of photographies from the project /???k??v/ (Archives)