Ireland, 2015, 10′ 48“
In a photography studio, we see Sally, a Labrador Retriever sitting for a series of portraits. Bone unfolds as a series of conversations between male crew members, uncovering unexpected mutualities between the animal and female subject. Through these exchanges, ‘the animal’ unexpectedly takes on attributes of ‘the woman’. As a result, as the distinctions between species of animal, humans and gender become blurred. So too does the function of language: is our language a means of communication or a tool of power?
Works with the moving image to explore ideas around speech, translation and the nature of communication. She completed an M.A in Visual Arts Practices, IADT in 2010 and recent presentations include Videonale 15, (Kunstmuseum Bonn), Roadkill (IMMA), Pallas Periodical Review #4 (Pallas Projects/Ormston House), Wade-In curated by Chris Clarke (Eastern Edge Gallery/Lewis Glucksman gallery), EVA International 2014 curated by Bassam El Baroni, Images Festival 2014 (Toronto), Futures ’13 (RHA), TULCA Golden Mountain 2013 curated by Valerie Connor and Make-Shift (Talbot Rice Gallery) curated by Modern Edinburgh Film School, Experimenta at the BFI London Film Festival 2015 and Futures ’15, RHA gallery. She is co-curator of PLASTIK Festival of Artists’ Moving Image and recent awards include Visual Arts Bursary Award (2014) and Arts Council Project Award (2013). Her work features in the Arts Council collection.
Zlatna vrata Cinematheque, Wednesday 14/9, 19:00