Flight

I embarked on this project while in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, juxtaposing this shared experience with Máighréad Medbh’s prose-poem, “Microcosm,” from her book of internal dialogues, Savage Solitude. In her narrative she speaks as three personas: One is the instinctual emotional self; The Other is an aggregate of society-at-large, represented here by a quote from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations; I is the conscious, reasoning self. Together they constitute a single consciousness. 

‘Flight’ is a reference to the story of Icarus in Greek myth, giving it a contemporary perspective. The visual and the audio are an embodiment of the dramatic inner dialogue, simultaneously questioning the nature of our existence, behaviour, morality and mortality in a global climate of uncertainty and fear of the unknown.

Flight | 2020 | 40"

Full Duration: 3’ 33” – Fomat” Digital HD – Aspect Ratio: 16:9 – Sound: Stereo

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Screenings and Panel Discussions:

Lacuna Festivals 2021 International, Contemporary Art Festival: Distance (02-07-2021)

MESA Magazine online launch (27-03-2021)

The Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition (18-10-2020)

Online Programme Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles, CIACLA  (24-09-2020)

Winner of the Inaugural Janet Mullarney Prize, Open Submission curated by Joy Gerrard, Séan Kissane, and Jerome O Drisceoil, Highlanes Gallery (06-07-2020)

Selected Works

Last DanceProject type

The Longest NightProject type

FlightProject type

Strange FishProject type

Incarceration AltarsProject type

The Art of WritingProject type

WeatherProject type

InvocationProject type

Drawing on the BodyProject type