Pimping the Maids

Pimping the Maids

Gaitkrash and collaborators mined Genet’s modernist classic The Maids for ideas, themes and images for the purposes of ‘pimping’ or putting it back together again in a multi-media montage with a nuanced agenda. The work blended sound art, performance, dance and video to explore themes such as chaos and ritual, transgression and frustrated desire, religious fervour and the agony of ecstasy, nihilism and the energy of the pathological.

Performance History

UCC Drama Lab, Cork Midsummer Festival (2010)


Bernadette Cronin (Performance)
Regina Crowley (Performance)
Mick O’Shea (Sound Art)


Graham Parkes (Video)
Inma Pavon (Dance/Performance)
Irene Murphy (Outside Eye/Video)