An exhibition of new work by Niamh O’Doherty curated by Grainne Finn.
Broadstone studios, 22 Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2.
Opening: Thursday 9th January 2014 | 6pm – 8pm
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th January | 1pm – 5.30pm daily
“The Long Still” is a seven screen Super 8 installation which tracks the progression of time over a seascape. Shot on a calm, crisp, clear October day in the small seaside village of Portnoo, Co. Donegal, the film documents the shifts and changes in light and tide through the course of a day.
The first light of the sun which creeps out from behind the darkened mountains gives way to the dim yellowish tones of the early morning sun and moves onto the clear blues and greens of the afternoon progressing through to the deep blue of the mid evening and moves to the purple-red tones of the early night. The film oscillates between wide angle landscape shots and close ups which serve to draw the viewers’s attention to the more intimate shifts in the landscape;- a heron on the sea shore with the slow ebb and fall of the waves at it’s feet, the sole swimmer who braved the cold waters of the Atlantic on an autumn day, and the single whips of a cloud in the clear, blue sky over the peak of Errigal. In keeping with the focus of the film the length and subject of each shot is dictated by the landscape and the subtle changes which reflect the movements of time.
Niamh O’Doherty and Grainne Finn are past students of MA Art in the Contemporary World.