Niamh O'Malley

Island, 2010
Commissioned by Centre Culturel Monterhermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2010
HDDvd projection, 8min 13sec loop, Black Polycotton Stretched over Plywood, 5m x 2m x 30mm (variable)

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Exhibited: Island, Solo Exhibition, Centro Cultural Monthermoso Kulturune, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, 2010, All humans do, group exhibition curated by Aoife Tunney, White Box, New York & The Model, Sligo, Ireland, 2012, At the Still Point, Irish women artists working in film, Kilkenny Arts Festival 2012, curated by Josephine Kelliher, Solo Exhibition, Hå Gamle Prestegard, Norway, 2012

Island' was shot on the lake island of Lough Derg. This remote location, a pilgrimage destination for centuries, is a site of distance and discipline. The structure of the video corresponds to the natural momentum of the island; an intuitive choreography of rhythm and repetition. The shots are empty of people but evidence a solid and substantial construction of place. The video explores a kind of drifting memory as the camera tracks silently past a montage of scenes. The imagery is reduced to its most basic tonal properties of black and white, and projected onto a large screen covered in black cloth. The view is periodically obscured by black screens which were positioned in front of the camera to provide interruptions or intervals. These gaps serve as markers to structure the discontinuity; the effort to capture a symbolic space in fragments.
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PLEASE NOTE:
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These videos previews are not the final works. By this I mean that they are not ideally viewed on a computer screen or monitor. The videos are intended as projections, HD quality, on painted screens or screens covered in black cotton. Please see installation images and/or texts for clarification.

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