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Ogygia XVII
2008 HDV 7 mins
Single Channel
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Ogygia
is a tripartite experimental drama documentary, adapted from the autobiographical writings of the Irish poet, senator and surgeon Oliver St John Gogarty.

It combines the episodic structure of Homer's Odyssey with the stylistic pyrotechnics of Joyce's Ulysses to relate a contemporary account of Gogarty's extraordinary life.


 

In episode XVII, the actors Marcus Lamb and Sean Murphy comment on a pilgrimage made to the summit of Croagh Patrick, along with 50,000 other pilgrims, on 'Reek Sunday,' 2008.

This episode is punctuated with title cards posing catechistic questions, upon which the actors then rhetorically reflect.


Croagh Patrick with line of ascending pilgrims

Intertitle card

Pilgrim

View over Clew Bay

Mass is celebrated

Ogygia

Stills
2008