Irish legends say every few hundred years, the bottomless Bay Lough at the crest of the mighty Vee mountains transforms into a doorway between worlds. Ancient creatures emerge and for reasons unknown, make a pilgrimage across the wild terrain to the ancient settlement of Lismore, before one by one, returning to the depths.
This film is part of a wider immersive experiential event , ' The Beasts of Lismore', by artist Nicky Deeley which weaves together an invented narrative with the existing history, architecture, public spaces, and inhabitants of a rural Irish town.
After viewing this introductory film, visitors can collect free walking maps which locate the whispers of evidence hidden throughout public and private spaces of the town.
Nicky Deeley’s practice is fascinated with the uncanny, in particular the deeply embedded image-based language of mythic and dream spaces. Through drawings, sculptural installations and character-based performances, she focuses on communal archaeology, searching inside the physical body, un-layering the subconscious, looking through the remnants of past cultures, and sifting through the artifacts of dream.
Supported by Lismore Castle Arts, Ireland.