Last Man

Martin Healy

Description

‘Filmed on site at the location of the old terminal in Cork Airport this work taps in to the embedded narrative atmosphere that permeates the empty building. The work implies a narrative development familiar from the conventions of cinema as it traces the path of one solitary individual navigating the interior of the now empty Airport. The use of tautly structured camera work and a tense soundtrack further suggests a progression towards a potentially dramatic conclusion. The site of the vacated terminal suggests a foretaste of one possible future or perhaps the recording of a neglected past. These possible scenarios conjure up both the concepts of a world without oil, making air travel impossible or even a future where aviation has become obsolete and what remains is nostalgia for the archaic technologies of the past.’

(Sourced from http://www.martinhealy.net/index.php/film-video/last-man-info/ on Dec 7th 2016)

Details
Title

Last Man

Year

2011

Creator

Martin Healy

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Portrait

Subject

Airports; solitude

Language

No dialogue

Duration

00:08:00

Original format

Digital: Apple Pro Res 422

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Martin Healy

Artist website

http://www.martinhealy.net/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/35135310