This piece was created during David's residency at Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, Ireland. This is the coastal town where the dead (1,198) from the Lusitania, sunk by a German U Boat 100 hundred years ago in 1915, were brought ashore. Many of the dead were English, and while the 1st class passenger's bodies were repatriated, the steerage people were not, their bodies being buried in Cobh. SWIM is an impressionistic response to this theme, playing with the idea of restless spirits inhabiting the port waters.
The actress was shot on video in a swimming pool in West Cork by Barry Donnelon and the river weed on 16mm film along the River Itchen, Winchester by Matt Lipsey.
Music was created in Cobh by David and Dare Mason.


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