Naming the Orphans

Monday, 16th November

At 3:30pm today ‘Naming The Orphans’. Written, directed and produced by Rose Ruane with additional material by David O’Flynn and Suzie Ferguson.

Naming the Orphans interweaves creative non-fiction, archive footage and interviews with field recordings and music composed from vocal and instrumental responses to The Adamson Collection; works created in the UK’s first art therapy group, by individuals compelled to live at Netherne asylum during the mid-20th Century. Employing radio’s singular ability to invoke present and past simultaneously, it is equal parts poem,soundscape and documentary. The narrator’s identity mutates, timestreams interpolate, converging and diverging through a drawing of a house, surfacing a lost and found visual collection through audio collage and transmissions from the static of a history riddled with lacunae.