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Flight

Bernie Masterson


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Artist's biography

Bernie Masterson

Contributors

'Flight'
Actor Ronan Faughnan
Poet Máighréad Medbh
Music Eoin Flood
Directed and Produced by Bernie Masterson

Synopsis

I embarked on this project while in lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 crisis, juxtaposing this shared experience with Máighréad Medbh’s prose-poem, “Microcosm,” from her book of internal dialogues, Savage Solitude. In her narrative she speaks as three personas: One is the instinctual emotional self; The Other is an aggregate of society-at-large, represented here by a quote from Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations; I is the conscious, reasoning self. Together they constitute a single consciousness. ‘Flight’ is a reference to the story of Icarus in Greek myth, giving it a contemporary perspective. The visual and the audio are an embodiment of the dramatic inner dialogue, simultaneously questioning the nature of our existence, behaviour, morality and mortality in a global climate of uncertainty and fear of the unknown.

Concept & Technique

This work was in response to our experience of Covid 19 and produced for the Highlanes call out for the Janet Mullarney Prize in June 2020

Screenings

Lacuna Festivals 2021 International, Contemporary Art Festival: Distance (02-07-2021)

MESA Magazine online launch (27-03-2021)

The Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition (18-10-2020)

Online Programme Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles, CIACLA (24-09-2020)

Winner of the Inaugural Janet Mullarney Prize, Open Submission curated by Joy Gerrard, Séan Kissane, and Jerome O Drisceoil, Highlanes Gallery (06-07-2020)

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Title

Flight

Year

2020

Key phrases

poetry, film, visual art

Language

English

Subtitles

N/A

Duration

00:03:33

Original formats

Digital HD, HD, 2K

Screening formats

Digital HD, HD, Digital 2K

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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