Yvonne McGuinness | Scot’s Church | Clonmel Junction Festival
Art festivals can often be the worst place to see visual arts exhibitions. Not because of any bias against visual art – it’s just that most festivals try to cover all the arts and invariably most of the money is spent of theatre, music, dance etc and any exhibitions are tacked on. But occasionally there are incredible visual art works at a festival. This work is one of those.
Commissioned by Clonmel Junction Festival, The Well is a video and sound installation presented in a gorgeous, decommissioned 19th century church. The film flickers between three screens – sometimes just a single screen, then two and occasionally all three – so the viewer is kept entranced. Underpinning the film is a haunting soundtrack, scored by the artist and Ellen King, full of atmospheric passage.
Shot at St Patricks Well, just outside…
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