No More

Mairéad McClean

Description

‘The footage of the ‘dancer’ in No More is taken from a 1972 Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish Laboratory Theater training film. It shows Ryszard Cieslak, lead actor, demonstrating body exercises (derived from hatha yoga) designed to allow the practitioner to go beyond ‘their own personal limitations’. The associated soundscape is constructed of remembered sounds from the artist’s childhood. The visual material throughout the piece references that 1971/’72 period, when McClean’s father was interned without trial in Long Kesh, Northern Ireland. Her memories are mediated though the various different media in the work; drawings, letters, school books, news footage and telephone conversations, which open up another window onto that time. No More was the Winner of The Mac International Art Prize, Oct 2014.’

(Sourced from http://www.maireadmcclean.com/portfolio/no-more/ on March 14th 2016)

Details
Title

No More

Year

2014

Creator

Mairéad McClean

Medium

Moving Image

Form

Short

Genre

Autobiographical, Dance

Subject

Childhood and youth, Yoga, Memory, Social conflict - Northern Ireland

Language

English

Duration

00:16:00

Original format

Digital

Aspect ratio

4:3

Colour

Colour/B&W

Sound

Sound

Rights

Mairéad McClean

Artist website

http://www.maireadmcclean.com/

Link to work

https://vimeo.com/83794815