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The Loophole (2011)

'Amidst the legal symbolism of the scales of Justice, the blindfold and the sword, this multivalent symbol, which is both section symbol and loophole, emerges. The loophole is a paradoxical symbol which can work differently depending on the case. In the context of Section 37, the ideologies at play within contemporary Irish society, those of progressive egalitarianism and Catholicism are visibly in tension. The loophole acts as a silencing device.'  (Read in Full Here)
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Fire Practice Theatre (2009 4K HD RED 15 minutes 30)

Funded by Arts Council of Ireland New Work Award, filmed in Leixlip Fire Station, Kildare 



Synopsis

Fire Practice Theatre is a two screen gallery installation film, in three acts. The script changes subtly during each repeated act, tension builds, as real firefighters act alongside actors, performing a fire practice. Residing somewhere between fiction and documentary, the film shows firefighters practising their skills on a tall purpose built house in a fire station. This is depicted as if it were a piece of theatre, a rehearsal or ritual in a theatre where only one play is performed. There are different levels of fiction. A script is performed by actors playing firefighters; lines are swapped, dramatically forgotten and a scene arrives early. The fake lives which are saved in the practice represent aspects of the psyche. The dichotomy of fake and real which is invoked refers to the self or psyche as if a fake self is being sustained. The house is unlived-in, sinister, the piece reminiscent of a psyche where trauma and desire are endlessly replayed.

Screenings

2011: Solo show at Broadcast gallery, Dublin 
2011: Screening at turnthelighton Festival, Dublin 
2011: Group show Digital Arts in the Gallery: New Media showcase at Catalyst Arts, Belfast
2010: Official Selection at HDFEST Film Festival, Portland, Oregon 
2010: Installation at ‘No Soul for Sale’, Turbine Hall, Tate Modern with thisisnotshop Writing Workshop 
2010: Screening at Union Docs, New York supported by Culture Ireland
2009: Solo show at thisinotashop gallery, Dublin


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