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Digging with Heaney



2014 China World Phase 3B Construction site, CBD, Beijing, China

Press Release

Digging with Heaney Press Release (PDF)


Digging with Heaney (PDF)


Digging with Heaney (trailer)

Digging with Heaney (full video)

Varvara Shavrova (visual artist and curator, Ireland/ Russia) in collaboration with Xi Chuan (poet, China), Helen Wing (poet, UK) and Vincent Woods (poet and RTE1 presenter, Ireland) proposed the creation of a public art installation and performance project commemorating Seamus Heaney in Beijing by using the poet’s two poems, ‘Digging’ and ‘Belderg’, as genesis texts. Supported by Irish Embassy in Beijing and Arup Beijing Office


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