Coming Full Circle | Irish Artist's Film Index

Coming Full Circle

Áine Phillips


View this work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDbqAw-Fos4

External links

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Artist's biography

Áine Phillips

Contributors

Áine Phillips - Artistic Director
Tom Flanagan - Cinematographer
Brian Fleming - Sound Artist

Synopsis

In 1975, world-renowned sculptor Richard Long created “A Circle in Ireland” one of his international walking sculptures, on Doolin Point at The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare. Over the years the stone circle has fallen into disrepair. Áine Phillips collaborated with Burren College of Art students to restore the circle during a performative event that was filmed on location during February 2021. The project was commissioned by Galway 2020 and supported by Burren College of Art, Clare Arts Office and Creative Ireland. Masters of Fine Art, PhD and Post-baccalaureate students devised and performed the ‘restoration action’ in collaboration with Phillips who is head of sculpture at Burren College of Art.

Concept & Technique

In 1967, Richard Long began “A Circle in Ireland”, a “travelling” sculpture: three concentric circles, in segments…assembled in different natural locations. The circles were the same, but each place gave its particular characteristics to the work…It was sculpture as place, so the work was unique at each place, like a footprint.” Over the years the stone circle fell into disrepair, so Áine Phillips collaborated with Burren College of Art students to restore the circle during a performative event that was filmed on location during February 2021.
Details
Title

Coming Full Circle

Year

2021

Key phrases

Land art, performance, collaboration, environmental art, stone circle, Richard Long, the Burren, Circle in Ireland

Language

English

Duration

00:08:13

Original formats

Digital 4k, Digital HD

Screening formats

Digital 4K, Digital HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Visual Artists Ireland.
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