Nephin

Niamh O'Malley

Description

‘Nephin is a silent video loop in black and white. It was filmed from a car through a pane of glass which had a small black mark painted on it. It presents the circumnavigation of a mountain in the west of Ireland. I was interested in the sense that that image of the mountain is constantly eluded; the path of the road sometimes twists the eye/camera away from the landscape, bumps in the road unsettle the image, the hedges occlude & reveal and the mountain itself shape-shifts as you travel. There is no point in the video where the camera settles upon a framing. The black mark on the glass is fixed in relation to the lens and becomes, in my understanding, some sort of extension of the eye or even the pointed finger. A marker of attention, trying to settle on its object, it steadies the chaotic foreground; it is a constant reminder of the intention, – to see the mountain.’

(Sourced from http://www.niamhomalley.com/#/nephin/ on September 30th 2016)

Details
Title

Nephin

Year

2014

Creator

Niamh O'Malley

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Loop; landscape

Subject

Vision; nature

Language

No dialogue

Duration

00:21:00

Original format

Digital (Red 4K)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Black and White

Sound

Silent

Rights

Niamh O'Malley

Artist website

http://www.niamhomalley.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/128372044