Hickson is also Creative Producer on Multitudes, Feist’s project of new songs, which will soon take up residency at the Kampnagel Festival in Hamburg for a series of unconventional, mould-breaking performances.
Hickson has also just completed a new project for Brightening Air in both Cork City and Botanic Gardens in Dublin entitled a city and a garden. These installations involved a series of artistic experiences presented through GPS technology with writers Danny Denton, Lisa McInerney, Louise Hegarty, Melatu Okorie and Gavin Corbett together with musicians Sean MacErlaine, Fish Go Deep, Quiet Club, Kate Ellis, Shahzad Ismaily, Sean O’Se, Tolu Makay and Dorothy Murphy (all brought to life by visual artist Deirdre Breen). Again, process and collaboration and spontaneity were to the fore in making this project something special.
Earlier this year, in a new collaboration with SFSH and Body & Soul, she directed a new film project (Eriu’s Threshold) involving many different artists including Eoin French (Talos), Robyn Byrne, Kate Ellis and others.
Finally, Mary is a Creative Partner of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading contemporary music ensemble.