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Michelle deignan
A Glimpse of Common Territory
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 8'47'' | Irlande / Royaume-Uni | 2015
By exploring representation of time, movement, fact and fiction, `A Glimpse of Common Territory` tells of the unsettling distance between what we see, what we assume and what we know. Two aristocratic characters from an 1827 sci-fi novel, "The Mummy: a Tale of the Twenty Second Century", are invoked through the words of their author. We see them overlooking the landscape from an open platform within an uncanny architectural anomaly, a 127 metre cast concrete building in the centre of a housing estate. Together they confront a crisis, their new found awareness that what they perceive, see and control are completely fictitious. Though their negotiations are precarious they reach an understanding about how they can retain a semblance of control.
Deignan has exhibited her work in over 100 exhibitions, screenings and film festivals including: ‘New Work UK - Trust Yourself’, Whitechapel Gallery, London; ‘Europart - New Contemporary Art from Europe’, Vienna; ‘Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety’, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; ‘transmediale.08’, House of Cultures, Berlin; ‘Les Rencontres Internationale’, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris; Cork International Film Festival; ‘This Fanciful Digression’, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland; ‘Black Box Programme’ at the Edinburgh Film Festival. Michelle Deignan’s moving image work is distributed by LUX.