Press Release #pCarthage
Preview: 14 January 5pm GMT Live Stream
Artist talk: 21 January 7pm Live stream
Radio Performance: 12 January 8pm ResonanceFM 104.4fm resonancefm.com/listen
The Pirates of Carthage is a play by Daniel Kelly which examines the recent uprising
across Tunisia alongside The Mercenary War (264-241 BC) in the ancient city of Carthage.
The stories of uprising and rebellion from different centuries are relayed in parallel on
stage using the media in which Kelly first experienced them, Gustave Flaubert historical
novel Salammbo, and the ubiquitous social networking platform Twitter.
Fusing spoken word, video montage and Tunisian Hip-Hop, The Pirates of Carthage
questions our increasing dependence on the media for information and explores how we
connect with the world around us.
The Pirates of Carthage will consists of a live stage event, Interactive radio performance,
artist talk and ongoing online archive and an accompanying publication.
Daniel Kelly is a visual artist with a multi media practice that look at personal history in
relation to shifting notions of class and it’s importance to national identity in a world of
hyper-communications. Kelly graduated from Camberwell College of Art in 2007. His
recent exhibitions include East End Academy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and
Eastwing ix at Sommerset House, London
Play: 16, 17, 23 & 24 January 7.30pm the Nellie Dean, 89 Dean St, London W1D 3SU
Bookings & Streaming: www.frenchriviera1988.com
For further information or image requests please contact Lucy Knight
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