While you cannot experience the current solo exhibition echoes are always more muted by Irish artist Alan Phelan in person, due to COVID restrictions, Void (Derry) thought they could bring a little bit of it to you.
Void are publishing the full film Folly & Diction (2020), which forms part of the exhibition by Alan Phelan. John Joly, the inventor of the process, provides the biographical background to the 15-minute film Folly & Diction (2020). Instead of a detailed documentary, the music video format provides the structure with a narrative taken from a Samuel Beckett short story and narration in the form of song lyrics, culled from a poem by Jean Genet. The video tells an oblique story of loss, a forgotten history, and a failed relationship with his collaborator Henry Dixon. It brings Joly’s photographic process into a contemporary sphere with audio responsive animated stripes that pulse to the music and crude video layering that draws on multiple music video tropes.