Áine Stapleton is a dance artist and filmmaker. Her work focuses on biographical subjects and the effects of trauma, and since 2014, she has been developing film productions based on Lucia Joyce, daughter of Irish writer James Joyce. Her Arts Council-funded feature, Horrible Creature, examines Lucia’s time in Switzerland. Screenings include The Irish Film Institute, Riffraff Kino Zurich, Kinoteka Belgrade as part of the Belgrade Irish Festival, and the Council of Europe as part of Ireland’s Presidency to the European Union.
Her recent Arts Council-funded work, a stand-alone installation titled Somewhere in the Body, premiered at Project Arts Centre and screened as part of Dublin Dance Festival. It was presented as a solo installation at Château Hornegg au Lac, Zurich, curated by Kunsthaus Aussersihl in summer 2023. Prior to working in film, Áine was a choreographer and performer for stage, and co-director of Fitzgerald & Stapleton Dance Theatre.
Read about Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton here.