EBCF 2020 Events

Ian Maleney

Minor Monuments: A Live Audio-Visual Essay

Date: Saturday 7th March
Ticket Price: €10/€8
Venue: Temple Gate Hotel

Set around a small family farm on the edge of a bog, a few miles from the river Shannon, Minor Monuments is a live audio-visual essay unfolding from the landscape of the Irish midlands.

Taking in the physical and philosophical power of sound and music, and the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a family, Ian Maleney questions the nature of home, memory, and the complex nature of belonging. The show weaves live reading with voice recordings, music, the ambient sound of the landscape from Ian’s home place, and original film footage shot by Jamie Goldbrick. 

A thought-provoking and quietly devastating meditation on family and loss, Minor Monuments is a beautiful and unique literary experience. This is the first show from the new arts publication and production company Holy Show. It’s based on the widely acclaimed book, Minor Monuments, published by Tramp Press.

Ian Maleney is the founder of Fallow Media, an inter-disciplinary publication for music, photography, and long-form writing on the internet. His first book Minor Monuments was published by Tramp Press in March 2019.

Jamie Goldrick is a freelance media producer based in Dublin, Ireland who has shot music videos for Lisa O’Neill, Shakalak and John Francis among others.

This event is kindly supported by the Irish Writers Union.