Generate the State - Lime Tree Theatre

Generate the State

FUTURE LIMERICK: Climate Arts Festival


Generate the State | Johnny Gogan | 2015 | 51 mins


Generate the State is about the building of the Shannon Scheme (1925-29) with Ardnacrusha Power Station as its centre-piece, how it revolutionised electricity production and supply in Ireland, and it was 100% renewable energy.

Generate the State

Generate the State

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Generate the State shows us how the Shannon Scheme was constructed in the shadow of the Civil War and chronic shortages of food and money, this massive financial and logistical undertaking generated more than electricity.

There was controversy, strikes and art, including from Limerick’s Seán Keating, the painter of the revolution, and from photographer Franz Haselbeck. There were even allegations of a German conspiracy in Ireland. Using contemporary cinema, the impressive Siemens and Haselbeck photographic collections and Seán Keating’s series of paintings of the work in progress, Johnny Gogan creates a rich picture of how the State dared to dream of a better future for its people in a time of crisis.

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  • Seating is allocated for this event.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
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