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[The Prometheus Project]: The Archivist Luke Murphy’s Attic Projects

World Premiere

DDF Artist in Residence


An immersive installation that follows one character in the final hours of life as they know it.

[The Prometheus Project]: The Archivist
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17 May—20 Mar

The Prometheus Project, by award-winning Irish choreographer and DDF Artist in Residence Luke Murphy, is a series of five distinct but interconnected performance installations, which will be developed and presented over three years.

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€15 full price / €12 conc.


Project Arts Centre, Cube

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35 mins (No interval)

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"An intense, thought provoking and exhilarating experience ... Original, complex and skilful"

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Adapting the classic story of Prometheus, the god who gave fire to humans, and anticipating the crucial moment when Zeus took it away, this series introduces us, one by one, to a community of people preparing to lose power.

Murphy premieres The Prometheus Project with The Archivist as part of DDF’s 2023 Edition. Framed within the confines of a ‘room’, in this performance installation Murphy invites us to accompany one resident in the final hours of life as they know it. As the protagonist awaits Zeus' inevitable retribution, they count down the moments to both an ending and a beginning. Gliding between image, movement and narrative, their story offers a fascinating insight into how we live, what is important and what we’ve created.


  • Director and Choreographer Luke Murphy 
  • Performer Luke Murphy
  • Lighting Stephen Dodd 
  • Composition Rob Moloney 
  • Producer Gwen Van Spÿk 
  • Line Producer Sophie Coote 
  • Production Manager Simon Bird 

Attic Projects is supported by Arts Grant Funding from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Prometheus is created with support from Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Cork City Council, Shawbrook Residential.

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