Faint | Irish Artist's Film Index

Faint

Susan MacWilliam


View this work

https://vimeo.com/27511924

View the trailer

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/146335465

External links

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Artist's biography

Susan MacWilliam

Synopsis

Conjuring an image of both the romantic and the sinister, Faint presents images of a fainting girl (the artist) set against the sound of bird song. Faint draws on mesmerism, trance and hysteria, and connects to previous works dealing with spiritualism and materialisation mediums. Initiated during a residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Faint was shot at Powerscourt Gardens, Wicklow and in the grounds and interiors of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin.

Concept & Technique

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Screenings

1999 – Faint (Solo), Old Museum Arts Centre, Belfast
1999 – EV+A ‘99, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick (Award Winner)
2000 – Fantasy and Identity, Star67, Williamsburg, New York
2000 – Clockwork 2000, PS1 Studio Program, Clocktower Gallery, New York
2001 – Susan MacWilliam (Solo), Cornerhouse, Manchester
2002 – Home and Away: Contemporary Irish Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee
2002 – Videoteque, Ten Gallery, St. Ives
2003 – Think Over, Rialto Santambrogio, Rome
2006 – Ard Bia, Galway
2007 – Terms and Conditions, Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
2007 – The Fall Season, Jack The Pelican Presents, Williamsburg, New York
2016 – Swedenborg Film Festival, The Swedenborg Society, London
2016 – EXPO VIDEO | EXPO CHICAGO, Navy Pier, Chicago
2016 – Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, Solo Survey Exhibition, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge
2017 – Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, Solo Survey Exhibition, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
2017 – Susan MacWilliam: Modern Experiments, Solo Survey Exhibition, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen
2017 – Out of Body, IFI / Irish Film Institute, Dublin

Reading


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Details
Title

Faint

Year

1999

Genres

Cultural Commentary, Historical

Topics

Arts

Key phrases

Feminist, Female, Hysteria

Duration

00:04:30 (looped)

Original formats

Video, Hi8 Video

Screening formats

HDV, MOV file, DVD

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

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