2Fik Does Strongbow (and Aoife)
Witness art itself evolve over an eight-hour performance at George’s Dock, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1, with multidisciplinary artist 2Fik.
Merging gender, race play and high fashion, innovative French-Moroccan photographer and performance artist 2Fik will perform more than 80 characters from the famous Daniel Maclise painting The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife, to create a brand new contemporary version of it.
As an artistic director, photographer and model, 2Fik captures pictures of himself that he likens to a single image, resulting in his image being repeated several times in his photographs, assuming various attitudes and guises.
Part of the Dublin Fringe Festival, 2Fik will be questioning the themes of Irishness, religion, gender and history, with this unique reinterpretation featuring characters from his repertoire and many from an Irish context. Posing as men, women and teenagers, the artist's appearance evolves over the eight-hour performance, with the final result being unveiled on 12th September.