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Gorging Limpet

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Gorging Limpet is a collaborative performance / installation project by composer Karen Power and Maximilian Le Cain.

Using sound, film and video, Gorging Limpet events draw on post industrial space to create an uncanny vision of a world that remains almost, but not quite, recognisable. A zone of elusive sounds and mysterious images that powerfully interact to immerse viewers in a ghostly realm of submerged memory. The substance of this vision is the textures of the places evoked and the materials used, the decaying fabric of old buildings and old 16mm, 8mm and VHS images, of forgotten corners and uncannily familiar, if unsettlingly hard-to-place, sounds.

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So far, there have been four Gorging Limpet performances:

The first took place in a large, disused industrial unit in Cork, as part of Cork Midsummer Festival (June 2013). 

The second took place at Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, in August 2013 as part of  ‘Spectres of Memory’, an event curated by Esperanza Collado.


The third was part of the New Music Dublin Festival at the National Concert Hall in March 2014. 


The fourth was the culmination of a week long residency at Corcadorca’s Theatre Development Space in Triskel Arts Centre, Cork in 2014. 

Operation Rewrite


Operation Rewrite is a project by Esperanza Collado & Maximilian Le Cain.

The subject of Operation Rewrite is cinematic montage, its interruptions, associations and sometimes-surprising mutations. The concept of ‘cinema’ it examines is subject to constant re-assessment, embracing perception and projection technology as much as the articulation of signs.

Operation Rewrite began in January 2011 as an online video project in which both artists posted a number of 45-second videos made according to a set of rules, most importantly that one-third of each video should be black screen. However, Operation Rewrite soon boiled over into the production of 16mm films, videos, installations, performances, an artist’s book, a photo-blog and a series of exhibitions. Collado & Le Cain sometimes worked under the name The Consecutive Imposters.

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Operation Rewrite events:

Exhibition at a.a. LEVE arts space, Castro de Cepeda, León, Spain (September 2011)


Exhibition & Intervention, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin, Ireland (October 2011)


Performance (‘Feather Mirror’) & Exhibition, Cork Film Centre Gallery, Cork, Ireland (May 2012)


Performance (‘Manila Sand Trap’), The Guesthouse, Cork, Ireland (October 2012)


Performance (‘Threaded Cocktail’), Xcentric, Barcelona, Spain (January 2013)


Performance (‘While John Was Dreaming’), MUSAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla León), León, Spain (September 2013)


Performance (‘A Piece of Broken Mirror Suspended on a String’), Tabakalera, San Sebastian, Spain (June 2014)


Performance (‘Exterior, Night’) with Dean Kavanagh taking the place of an absent Maximilian Le Cain, Lajevardi Foundation, Tehran, Iran (September 2015)

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