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“Shortly before sunrise the spirits of the night dance their last dance”. Interface Inagh

About the work

Shortly before sunrise, the spirits of the night dance their last dance, a site specific  illustration and video Installation at Broken Vessels at Interface Inagh Galway Ireland.

The three part work I made for Broken Vessels was inspired by the phrase “Entre Chein et Loup” (between the dog and wolf) where there is a shift of consciousness between the real and the imagined.   

Displaced by current circumstances I viewed the land and site through a telephone camera, emailed visual data and instructions for the work to be made remotely. It was a thrilling experience to have to work with this limitation as I am fascinated by how information moves and what effect this has on our consciousness. 

Part 1 is a QR code that will direct you to a video piece.  The video is of a Google Virtual Reality Golden Eagle hovering, surveying the hatchery and water towers.  Watching it and listening to the sound on your device you become a remote of the bird cries. Both the bird and the sound are simulacra drawn from an archive.

Part 2 is a vanishing image of a raptor that is printed onto reams of paper with one cartridge of ink until the ink runs out.  It is exhibited on pine shelves, which point to the forested area on the site.

Part 3 is a weathering composite image of illustrations of the Golden Eagle pasted onto the derelict shipping container in a forested area as you enter the property.