Orchard

Julie Murray

Description

‘Much of the footage that comprises Orchard is of a 19c ruin that includes a walled orchard in an area known as Rostellan in southwest Ireland. It is set deep in the woods and the crumbling brick and mortar of the broken walls has become the anchor for the roots of slender trees, so uninhibited for all this time that they reach twenty feet in height and have thick roots that follow like slow lazy trickles of water and in other places branch and wind over the brickwork in an apparently intelligent arterial arrangement reminiscent of the human body. Some footage of Central Park is in there, as well as Niagara Falls, the main Dublin-to-Cork road and a thin smoking woods on the outskirts of Rosslare, Co. Waterford. These facts may be incidental to the film’s eventual form, which winds the images into an arrangement of continuous wandering. All this is attended by environmental whispering sounds until a voice calls out toward the end, in dream-bound recognition, to a figure from the far, far past.’ – JM (Sourced from https://julifilm.wordpress.com/moving-images-2000-2007/ on September 18th 2016)

Details
Title

Orchard

Year

2004

Creator

Julie Murray

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Absolute, Experimental, Landscape

Subject

Entropy, Displacement

Language

English (eng) (spoken)

Duration

9 minutes

Original format

Physical: Film: 16mm

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Copyright holder: Julie Murray

Artist website

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

Link to work

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