William Hunt – Playing the Goat

William Hunt – Playing the Goat

William Hunt makes the kind of art that divides viewers. Are his performances self-indulgent or revelatory? Does his work shift somewhere along the way from personal challenge to a form of self-harm? His wife raises these issues in A Moment’s Hesitation, a video piece...
Brian Duggan – The Last Day Diary

Brian Duggan – The Last Day Diary

Brian Duggan’s short film is driven more by the words, spoken by actor John Hurt, than by the visuals that accompany them. Seated by a fireplace in a grand-looking room (the entrance lobby of the Hugh Lane Gallery), Hurt is reading the text of a real-life,...
Amy Walsh – The Talking Earth

Amy Walsh – The Talking Earth

A soundtrack of birdsong, night sounds and the shuffle of outdoor feet accompanies the two video works in this stunning exhibition. The rest are digital prints; high gloss stills of the sky, captured by camera at night in the Australian Bush. The speed at which the...
Amanda Dunsmore – David

Amanda Dunsmore – David

This inspired video portrait of David Norris was shot last year in the attic of the James Joyce Centre in Dublin. The footage represents something of an endurance test for both subject and viewer, as it consists only of the usually exuberant Senator sitting as still...

Willie Doherty – Unseen

Concrete road blocks, burnt out cars and suspiciously empty streets: these are the tools of Derry-born Doherty’s trade. He photographs and films everyday places in Northern Ireland made dangerous and extraordinary by their history and location, by the camera’s eye and...

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