Stephen James Smith: As Light Between our Bodies Moves

A new commission

In 2018, the Gallery commissioned a new poem from acclaimed Dublin poet and playwright Stephen James Smith to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the unveiling of Caravaggio's painting The Taking of Christ in Dublin.

Watch the film

Hear Stephen performing the poem, As Light Between our Bodies Moves, in the short film below.

With thanks to:

With sincere thanks to a number of our Patrons for their generous support of this commission, particularly Michael and Dearbhail Bermingham, and Vincent Hibbert.


  • Words: Stephen James Smith
  • Video: Laura Sheeran
  • Music: John Reynolds
  • Dance: Stephanie Dufresne
  • Location: D-Light Studios

About Stephen James Smith: 

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. To date, his poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online. Stephen is a co-founder of LINGO Festival (inaugural festival in 2014), Ireland’s only spoken word festival, and poetry curator of the annual First Fortnight Festival. He co-produced Dublin: A Year in Words poetry video series for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. Find out more about his work on his website