Deliquium

Julie Murray

Description

Hidden among the pounding of animal hides,
All tamped into maps, their shapes
Explicit replicate butterfly wings, lie the motives of Lír.
The king who paid improper attention to his children.

From that first fascination
And it’s lascivious gaze,
Came the gorged desire for substance,
Among the skins,
Nets, shadows and milk bottles
Pried from the stomachs of metal fish,
Steam, smoke and things that won’t stay,
Speared, dangled, measured, divined.
All dreamed through wallpaper,
Or dowsed from something they drowned in long ago.

Snowed in on either side,
The swans,
Lír’s beloved children,
Begin their 800 year journey.
From lake to sea
A thousand more.

– JM

(Sourced from http://canyoncinema.com/catalog/film/?i=4078 on September 18th 2016)

Details
Title

Deliquium

Year

2004

Creator

Julie Murray

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Absolute, Experimental

Subject

Loss of consciousness

Language

No language

Duration

14 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Both Colour and Black and White

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Julie Murray

Artist website

https://julifilm.wordpress.com/ https://julifilm.wordpress.com/ https://julifilm.wordpress.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/111384203