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Exalted

Shia Conlon

Description

Exalted is a tale of working-class childhood in Catholic Ireland, exploring the idea of the witness and the traumatized body. Through still and moving images a figure revisits sites of trauma whilst also acknowledging the futility of representing the traumatic experience and the inherent confusion that comes from the attempt.  What does trauma look like carried to another space? What does a liberated body look like? Is there such a thing? How does class affect the body? How do trauma and hope co-exist, if at all?

Details
Title

Exalted

Year

2019

Creator

Shia Conlon

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Documentary

Subject

Control; family, state; church; gender; sexuality; class

Language

English

Duration

00:10:49

Original format

Digital HD

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Sound

Rights

Shia Conlon

Artist website

http://www.shiaconlon.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/345930957