For the Hills, installation view
Good Friday, 2013, HD live action, 12’38’, back projection screen, 60 x 34”

"It is not down on any map; true places never are.”
-Herman Melville, Moby Dick

For the Hills is a solo exhibition that took place at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Ireland March-April 2015. The selection was made from a larger body of work made in 2013-2015 and includes; HD digital projections, 2D animations embedded into objects, found objects, and sculptural and sound installations.

Returning home to Donegal, in the north-west of Ireland, the place functions as a backdrop and generator to create a suite of new films and installations. In the process of trying to make sense of a place at once known and strange, the work looks closely at what was once familiar. The work explores themes that include the passage of time, specifics of place and language, memory and emotional connection and disconnection. The landscape, hedges, fields and ditches become steadfast observers while times change and fortunes and people come and go.

The work made for this exhibition was generously supported by a Film Project Award from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Curated by Eilís Lavelle

Installation photographs by Malcolm Mc Gettigan