Mac Lochlainn works in a unique way. His beat-up antiheroes are shapeshifters that hover between cultures and wander through broken ‘macaronic’ landscapes. His characters flip a finger at traditions of Irish poetry, translation and storytelling. They leap back and forth, from Bardic to Spaghetti Westerns, from Mississippi blues to sean-nós, weaving a journey that explores the creative process itself. Conventions fall aprt as Criss-Cross presents an anarchic, split-screen ‘interlanguage’ where anything can happen.