Queering the Landscape | Irish Artist's Film Index

Queering the Landscape

Francis Fay


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https://youtu.be/F_z5BYgaYLc

Artist's biography

Francis Fay

Contributors

Dr. Katherine Nolan - Videographer, Julieanne O'Malley - Editor

Synopsis

Queering the Landscape sees the artist Francis Fay inhabit an alter ego. The ‘character’ is filmed reacting to the unique landscape of the Burren, Co Clare.

Concept & Technique

Thin places, the lifting of veils, the blurring of boundaries, queer figures in queer landscapes, leprechaun or fairy? Queering The Landscape is an ongoing project with a focus on power structures, reclamation and ownership of space. Fay looks at the development of multiple identities and the opportunity to be the star in one’s own ‘movie’. The artist explores appearance, veneers, masks and the investment by individuals and society in utopias, and sets out to reclaim spaces, skew narratives, and unite the body/mind with its surroundings.

Screenings

Diffraction | Performance Event at 126 Artist-Run Gallery, Galway
05/12/2019
https://visualartists.ie/events/diffraction-performance-event-at-126-artist-run-gallery-galway/
Details
Title

Queering the Landscape

Year

2017

Key phrases

queer, landscape, identity, ritual

Language

n/a

Duration

00:02:51

Original formats

Digital HD

Screening formats

HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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