Tale of the Tongs

Tale of the Tongs

Director: Judith Hallet
Synopsis: In 2013, architect Travis Price and his students from The Catholic University of America designed an architectural installation on the island of Inishturk in Ireland. The studio, Spirit of Place, explores the connection between culture, landscape and the unique history of the island's inhabitants bringing back meaning into modern architecture a new architecture of the 21st century. Over nine days, the students build a memorial on this remote, sparsely populated island, interweaving the construction with profiles of the people who live on Inishturk. Tale of the Tongs presents an insight into this emerging cultural landscape of modern architecture.
Running Time: 69 minutes

Event Hours(1)

  • Avalon Theatre

    12:00 pm - 01:15 pm

    Architectural, historical and cultural documentary.
    Architect and students explore the connection between culture, landscape and the unique history of the inhabitants of the Irish island of Inishturk.


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