72 Hour Lost Weekend


A key element of the Woman in the Machine project was the installation of commissioned and invited artworks at the former Braun factory in Carlow. Performers too were invited to create work. The original intention was for the interior of the building to be open to the public who would have been able to experience the DJs, live music, visual, performing and sonic art all together in this giant landmark over the course of a weekend. We were able to turn up the bass and light the shadows to hint at what could have been through the creation of this film, 72 Hour Lost Weekend. The film formed the centrepiece of the weekend of performances at the former Braun factory from 11-13 June 2021.

Woman in the Machine, co-created by VISUAL and Carlow Arts Festival, unfolds through film, exhibitions, sound works, light installations, digital native events, a 360 virtual exhibition space, performances, talks and community engagement projects created in response to Carlow's landmark former Braun site and women working at the intersections of art, science and digital media.

Woman in the Machine is part of Carlow Arts Festival 2021, VISUAL’s Summer Programme and presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten-day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit

72 Hour Lost Weekend Credits

Created and Produced by Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow

Concept by
Jo Mangan and Emma Lucy O’Brien

Directed by
Jo Mangan

Curated by
Emma Lucy O’Brien

Director of Photography
Colm Hogan

Produced By
Collette Haverty

Edited by
Aisling Calt

Featuring (in order of appearance)

Prymary Colours featuring Cayisha Graham, Daire Gohery, Michael Begley, Haile Memarie, Jennifer Hallam, Robert Fullam

Dance Artist
Sibéal Davitt

Mechanical Animations

Kate Butler

Angelique Reckless Ross and Mish Mash Thoburn from Snatch Circus

Hand-Balancing Artist
Seve Feathers

Roller Skaters
Sonia Raposo and Carla Rodera

Tina Segner from Tumble Circus

Visual Artists

Liliane Puthod, Good Times, 2019, modelling wax, speaker, Mp3 player, 20 x 20 x 20 cm

Liliane Puthod, Mind Your Head, 2019, cast bronze, 10 x 60 x 0.5 cm

Liliane Puthod, Sign*Age, 2019, neon sculpture, 220 x 120 cm

Lucy Andrews, Elixir, 2012, Fish Bowl, laundry detergent, bucket, U.V. light, clips, object: 660 x 250 x 250 cm. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Liliane Puthod, Cool Death (Greetings), 2020, stainless steel, modelling wax, LED panels, Perspex, inflatable, vinyl, magnets, gouache on paper, 180 x 61 x 61 cm

Barbara Knežević, TOUCH TECHNE, 2020, 8-channel HD video, 8 minutes. Footage used under license from

Michelle Doyle, Cóilín O'Connell & Eva Richardson McCrea, How will you look after me?, 2021, vinyl floor prints, dimensions variable

Maria McKinney, Health/Toxin, Cahirmee Gino (GZA) Health/Toxin, 2016, photograph: archival pigment print, 125 x 225 cm, framed, unglazed; sculpture: semen straws, glue, cable ties, powder coated steel frame, 83 x 65 x 65 cm. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Maria McKinney, Reproduction/Chromosome, Templemichael Zebo (FR2279) Reproduction/Chromosome, 2016, photograph: archival pigment print; sculpture: semen straws, glue, cable ties, pvc pipe, beads, powder coated steel frame. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Fiona Mc Donald, [Blanket bog ~ 7130], 2021, video: data-driven animation and soundscape, 4 minutes

Fiona Mc Donald, 54.027012° N, -6.204499° W, 2021, video: data-driven animation and soundscape, 1 minute, 11 seconds

Fiona Mc Donald, Fast Fourier Transform, 2021, video: data-driven animation and soundscape, 1 minute, 28 seconds

Fiona Mc Donald, Fire Mountain~Ambient Light Lux, 2021, video: data-driven animation and soundscape, 1 minute, 35 seconds

Jenn Kirby, I Love You, 2021, audio installation, 4 minutes, 52 seconds

Niamh McCann, The Upshot AKA The Awakening AKA The Vanquished One, 2018, taxidermy fawn, latex, bitumen, box frame, neon, 270 × 78 × 50 cm. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Kate Fahey, I could feel that my eyes were open…, 2019, multi-channel video and sculpture, 5 minutes, 10 seconds

Méadhbh O’Connor, The Other, split-screen single-channel video with sound, 5 minutes, 7 seconds

Nadia J. Armstrong, Digital Native, 2020, video installation with sound, 12 minutes, 38 seconds

Amanda Rice, No One Can Ever Embargo the Sun, 2020, moving image, 19 minutes, 51 seconds

Helen Mac Mahon, Hesperidae, 2019, immersive light installation; music stands, lamp stands, acrylic discs, motors, spotlights, mirrored mylar, glass paint, dimensions variable. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Eleanor McCaughey, Merchandising of memory, 2021, installation with sound piece by Strand Unit, 120 x 100 x 180 cm

Margaret O’Brien, Glitch, 2016, sculpture, sound, light, live electrical installation, dimensions variable, overall: 283 x 540 x 540 cm. Collection of the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Katherine Sankey, Chthonic – Part 1, 2020, burnt tree, copper, plinth, electrical components, 280 x 105 x 65 cm

Niamh McGuinne, The Shell/ters, 2020, installation: steel, glass, wool, film, brush, wood, three elements: 220 x 70 x 75 cm, 80 x 80 x 180 cm and 210 x 85 x 85 cm

Featured Film
Sisters With Transistors, Documentary, 2019. Directors, Lisa Rovner. Narrator, Laurie Anderson. Producer, Anna Lena Films. Co- Produced, Marcus Werner Hed. UK

Creative Team

Lighting Design
Sarah Jane Shiels

Hair & Make-Up
Yvonne Maher

Monica Ennis


Liliane Puthod
Good Times (Edit)

Prymary Colours
House of Love

Sinéad Diskin
Game Show

Jenn Kirby
I Love You

Americhord (Maura O’Boyle)
D1 Recordings

Jennifer Moore
Fonn Abhaile

Ellen King
Febreeze (Sunrise Edit)
First Second Label

Production Team

Project Manager
Robert Usher

Production Managers
Éanna Whelan and Anthony Walsh

First Assistant Director
Conleth Stanley

First Assistant Camera
Kevin Smith

Digital Imaging Technician
Martin Nee

Sound Recordist
Mo Benison

Lead Artist Liaison
Ferga Moran

Photographic Archivist
Lizzie Breen

Technical Team
Adrian Moylan, Aidah Sama, Jimmy Snoddy, Joseph Collins, Laura Murphy , Lar O’Toole, Lisa Mahony , Saidhbhín Gibson, Suzie Cummins, Tadhg Mc Sweeney, Vincent Doherty, Paul Heary

Special FX
Alex O’Neill

Visual Arts Coordinator
Rosa Abbott

Hospitality Coordinator
Derek Blanche

Hospitality Assistant
Patryk Hadryn

Sibéal Davitt’s head piece by Molly O’Cathain

Murphys Facilities Solutions Carlow

Location Catering by Lennons Carlow and Aneta Dobronska

Marketing & Communications Publicist
Sabrina Sheehan

Marketing Managers
Ciara Gogarty and Niamh Donnellan

Shot on Location at the former Braun Factory, Carlow with Special Thanks to Sean Gallagher and Clyde Real Estate

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