The Longest Night | Irish Artist's Film Index

The Longest Night

Bernie Masterson


View the trailer

https://vimeo.com/539165779

External links

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Artist's biography

Bernie Masterson

Contributors

Bernie Masterson Director Producer

Synopsis

‘The Longest Night’ was shot late on the night on the 21st December 2020 at a Luas Station in Dublin during the third lockdown in Ireland. The station was eerily empty and still, except for an late autumn leaf swirling around in the icy cold wind, out of sight of the camera, and heightening our sense of alert.

Concept & Technique

It is a work about human isolation and urban emptiness due to Covid 19. The loneliness of a transport system functioning without its usual occupants as though trying to maintain some measure of order during a time of trepidation and unpredictability. The station night lights radiate in the blue air like homing beacons to the pulsating sound on the tracks, as near empty carriages come and go like ghost trains in the night. The isolating stillness that remains in the atmosphere ostensibly foreboding some new catastrophe, creates an air of suspense that holds the viewer captive. Fixed camera angles

Screenings

2021 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
2021 Artlink Open Exhibition - Bring The Mind Home
Details
Title

The Longest Night

Year

2021

Genres

Cultural Commentary

Topics

Arts

Language

English

Subtitles

None

Duration

00:02:30

Original formats

Digital HD

Screening formats

Digital 2K, Digital HD, 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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