IASIL 2024 Tokyo


The 2024 Conference of
the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures

5-9 August 2024, Gakushuin University

Cultural Events

Wednesday Early Afternoon Film (7th Aug, 13:30-; STANO)

Film: In Between Silence, where we really exist

‘In Between Silence, where we really exist’ is an ongoing collection of intimate personal stories by diverse participants, including many leading Irish and International writers and artists. Devised by Irish artist and composer STANO. The project was launched at the International Literature Festival Dublin in May 2016 and made its North American debut in December 2016, in the off Broadway Barrow Street Theatre, New York.

Irish poet, Theo Dorgan, describes it as “a total experience . . . a multidimensional world in sound . . . the way the soundscape travels you into the story, is really quite uncanny”. The stories are told by some of Ireland’s finest writers and artists, including Dermot Bolger, Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle, Paula Meehan, Joseph O’Connor and Robert Ballagh. ‘In Between Silence’ is an entirely Irish conception celebrating universal consciousness – the value of people’s ordinary thoughts – in a communal and universally beguiling manner.

  • – Time & Date: 13:30-, Wednesday 7 Aug
  • – Venue: Rm. 201, North Building No. 1