This film is the score for the performance 'purgatory'. It is a response to the work of Robert Ashley, especially 'Perfect Lives' and 'Automatic Writing' created for the Béal Festival in Dublin. It revisits a central theme from a performance I gave at An Gailearaí in Gweedore last year for Ciall 2011 considering the place of the Gaeltacht in contemporary Art . The central structure of the mé tú sé sí grammatical form taking the identity of the people as embodied in the act of speaking and in the graphic and phonic evidence of their presence will be adapted in 'Purgatory' both towards Ashley's concerns for the development of a nation in 'Perfect Lives' and his exploration of the inability to express in 'automatic writing'. The two latter concerns, development of a people and the inability to express oneself as they find shape in Ashley's experimental musical and visual operatic forms are allied with my own tradition of Performancewriting and improvised performance in a response to the current economic and social dilemmas in Ireland. I take a transition through Yeats' 'Second Coming', Joyce's Finnegans Wake and Beckett's Krapps Last Tape and further Beckett's consideration of Joyce's Purgatory as opposed to Dante's as an Irish Literary grounding. The performance is improvised using 'potentials' (preconceived actions) and the film developed as a score for improvisation using writing, drawing and the body.