Fairyfield

Fairyfield (2007) 3.5mins 

Installation view, exhibited as part of  Root & Branch Work, Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery & Studios (2007).

Fairyfield resulted from an interview with Angela O’Gorman, Clonaslee, Co. Laois discussing her knowledge of local folklore.  In this piece Angela tells a story about a field in which her relatives found themselves trapped one night believing the field to be bewitched by ‘the fairies’.  Stories such as this still persist in rural Ireland.  A subtext within the story points at historical attitudes towards gender in rural Ireland.

I was interested in visualizing the story in a way that conveyed a sense of disorientation or altered consciousness for the viewer.

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