A selection of photographs capturing the ever-changing beach terrain as a result of the routine movement of tides.
06:12 min No sound Filmed on Sandymount beach, Dublin.
‘S(l)eep’ records the gradual seeping of water towards the shore as it is transitioning from low to high tide. A state of transformation, slowly and then all at once, as if falling into a deep sleep.
07:46 min No sound Shot at Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
‘Passage’ displays the coming together of multiple temporalities in one place. The presence of the viewer suspended in a moment of observation, accompanied with a sense of waiting created by the symbol of the train tracks. There is an interjection of man-made time presented by the interval of the routine passage of a train. Lastly there is the constant presence of deep time throughout the video, embedded in the crashing of the waves, the changing light or a light breeze.
10:31min No sound Filmed on Sandymount beach, Dublin.
‘Tide’ follows the slow creep of the tide along the terrain of the beach. As the camera moves it explores the changing imprints left over time; evidence of a past presence held by the sand. Along with the routine ebb and flow of the tide, there is an inherent sense of deep time linked to the tides as they are controlled by the moon. There is an allusion to this visually within the video as comparisons can be drawn from both the beach and lunar landscapes.
Screen print on paper
‘Rinse, Repeat’ is a series of screen prints. Using digital processes, a series of stills were taken from a video of the ocean and were manipulated to create one image containing an accumulation of frozen moments in time. The image was formatted to be printed indefinitely through the repetition of the screen printing process. Accumulating endlessly as with time itself.
Detail of 80x100cm print
320x200cm large piece
Day after day after day after day aft-
07:17 min no sound
The human experience of time is one wrapped in routine. We get caught up in the repetitive day-to-day occurrences that make up our existence, that we forget everything that exists outside our bubble. ‘Day after day after day after day aft-’ establishes that sense of routine through the layering of tracking shots from a DART window. Footage of the ocean interjects the routine as a reminder of something bigger.
Image of wave screen-printed onto glass
04:59min loop Filmed in Howth, Dublin. ‘Maritime’ demonstrates the contrast between Human and earth time. This is shown by the juxtaposition of the constant waves with the repeated interjection of the man-made timing of the lighthouse light.
3min loop ‘Afloat’ was shot at Dublin port, Ireland.
The video establishes a sense of suspended temporality. There is a meditative quality to the video developed by the repetitive, looping imagery. The buoy, A frail evidence of humanity existing on the surface of the unimaginable depth and continuous time that is represented by the body of water.