OE is a multimedia retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, combining film, painting, a graphic fiction, poetry and music. The graphic novel (Bloomsbury 2017) sees Tom de Freston and Kiran Millwood Hargrave combine image and poetry to reimagine the myth. The film (Arts Council funded) is directed by Mark Jones and Tom de Freston, with poetry by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and music by Max Barton and Jethro Cooke. It depicts Orpheus return from the Underworld, where he makes a series of paintings which explore his memories and grief. The paintings seen in the film, by Tom de Freston, are the culminating part of the exhibition. The multimedia exhibition looks to combine all tree elements, with the possibility of live performances of the music and poetry.
Past performance and exhibitions from the project include a solo show at Breese Little Gallery and two exhibitions/performances at 47/49 Tanner Street (the first of which was runner up at the Saboteur Awards for best one off performance).