Artist Talk | Ailbhe Ní Bhriain at The Dock

Saturday 8 April, 2pm

This exhibition brings together a number of recent works by Irish artist Ailbhe Ní Bhriain for the first time. Ní Bhriain works with film, computer generated imagery and sound to create immersive multi-screen installations that play with ideas of representation and displacement. Her films depict archetypal or generic locations that have been transformed into a dream-like theatricality. Whether a flooded library inhabited by birds of prey or a disused airport housing a rudimentary landscape, these works represent an altered reality in which our expectations of time and place come undone. Ní Bhriain creates immersive multiscreen installations, which combine film, computer generated imagery and sound.

The works are video and CGI composites and her use of video montage works is extraordinary in their stillness. The film installations depict familiar and often generic locations that have been have been imbued with other-worldly or dream-like qualities. The works are hypnotically slow in pace and seem to hold a pictorial frame but they are also filmic in their dynamic. They challenge the stability of image making, as very they gently disrupt what the viewer may expect as the point of gravity.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Domobaal, and will be shown at this gallery in London 16th June – 22nd July, 2017. Further details here

The Dock, St Georges Terrace, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
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