Oona Doherty in Hope Hunt (and the ascension into Lazarus).

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Oona Doherty: Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

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Oona Doherty in Hope Hunt (and the ascension into Lazarus). Photo © Simon Harrison
Claire Lefèvre
A riveting portrait of the disadvantaged white male that meshes beauty with damnation

 

A car pulls up in front of Tanzquartier Vienna, blasting rowdy electronic music. An androgynous figure in baggy clothes (Oona Doherty) tumbles out of the trunk and breaks into a disarticulated bop. The driver, head shaven and wearing anonymous sportswear, nonchalantly rolls a fag, only joining in the occasional synchronised fist bump. At times, Doherty ferociously stares down audience members, or hugs them with heartwarming enthusiasm. She eventually herds everyone back inside the theatre, yelling orders with a thick Irish…

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