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After being confronted by striking events, nations have been built, have established an identity, and have forged a collective memory.
Flashback, an association of young Parisian students, has wanted to open the debate and give artists and scientists the chance to speak on the subject of the need for a collective memory.

In partnership with the Alliance Française Dublin, the Flashback association has created a bicultural, multidisciplinary artistic festival: the Flashback – Memory Festival. The Festival will consist of four main parts: an exhibition by two young photographers from France and Ireland, a lecture on  Art and Memory, the representation of an original French playle Quai” and a Dance performance.

We invite you to come contemplate and participate in this opening of the world through the means of a different approach, one more distanced, more poetic, you might say more abrupt.

A mix of art and cultures, Flashback Festival will rekindle the Franco-Irish ties through dialogue and intercultural exchanges aimed at leaving a longstanding, viable imprint on life.  We hope that this first edition will be memorable!

  Mémoires Instantanées   1916, 2016, so what?

Wednesday 11 May – 6-7.30pm
Admission free [RSVP]

The photographic pieces of two young artists - photographers Sarah Flynn and Claire Bréteille, from DIT and Université Paris 8 respectively, will be exhibited at the Alliance Française Dublin for the entirety of the month of May. On the theme of collective memory they exhibit sensitive and committed pieces which link the present to history through the symbolism of photographic art.
Exhibition launch in the presence of the artists.

Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street, D2


Wednesday 11 May – 7.30-9pm
Admission free [RSVP]

This title sparks a lot of different questions which lead to discussions: What is a collective memory? - What is it made up of? - Why do societies have a need for them? - Do the younger generations want to commemorate the past? - France, Ireland, same difference?
With the help of specialists from countless disciplines we will take the time to understand the need and place of the collective memory in today’s societies.

Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street, D2

Theatre   Dance   Prolongation

"Le Quai"
A Story Of Cinema



Create our collective
memory together



Upon returning to Paris, Flashback will continue!

In Autumn 2016 the photographs displayed during the month of May in the Alliance Française will be exhibited at the Université Paris 8 and Espace Jemmapes cultural centre in Paris’s 10e arrondissement.

The mediations and presentations of the exhibitions will provide a new opportunity to debate on the subject. The artists present will provide an enriching dialogue by high-lighting their Dublin experience.

This  second  part will  once again celebrate the

Thursday 12 May – 8pm
Admission free [RSVP]

Le Quai is the tale of three philosophy students on the tracks of a mysterious story written in 1865 that was at the heart of the creation of cinema! Between reality and fiction, Elie Triffault embarks us through the fog of the story.
The C.T.C is a young Parisian theatre company, created in 2014 by Sarah Horoks and Camille Claris. Le Quai is their first production and first part of a trilogy on the theme of memory.

Alliance Française, 1 Kildare Street, D2


Friday 13 May – 1pm
Admission free

And finally, through all of this talk relating to theory, the practical creation of a common, collective memory will be done through the learning of an original choreography specially created for the festival by Matthieu Bajolet, French dancer, accompanied by young Irish dancers.
Bal Moderne / Dancing Around” is an unique participatory experience which opens contemporary dance to people of all ages.

Physics Square, Trinity College Dublin, D2


Franco-Irish intercultural connection by nourishing and confronting various generations.

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