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Goodbye Marian Avenue

Deirdre Mulrooney


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Artist's biography

Deirdre Mulrooney

Contributors

Olwen Fouéré - Voice
Catherine (Kitty) O'Brien - Voice
Paud Mulrooney - Archive Stills Camera/ Super 8
Andrew Irving - Contemporary Video Camera
Samuel Beckett - Incidental text "Ill Seen, Ill Said"
Deirdre Mulrooney - Producer, Director, Editor, Performer, Contemporary Camera

Synopsis

In the overgrown back garden of a 1950s Limerick city housing estate which was the height of utopian modernity when built for Ireland's new civil servants, the filmmaker enacts a Newgrange-like ritual bidding farewell to a family home, and ushering in a new era.

Concept & Technique

Through the aperture of archive photographs, Super 8 film, vintage voice recording, and oral history, the artist revisits re-enacts, and re-inhabits the geography of her ancestors and her Limerick childhood, sublimating them in a contemporary back garden ritual of Grange spirals, farewells, and melancholy Beckett whispers.
Details
Title

Goodbye Marian Avenue

Year

2022

Genres

Autobiography, Cultural Commentary, Documentary, Historical, Performance

Topics

Emotions, Human Relations, Humankind

Language

English

Duration

00:08:39

Original formats

Digital HD, Film 8mm / Super8mm

Screening formats

Digital HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

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