You are invited to an evening event hosted at GlogauerAIR, during which a recent video artwork of Ciarán Walsh, It's Just a Shadow Away, will be shown in a looped screening. Refreshments will be provided.
Walsh's artistic practice intermixes sculpture, video, drawings, texts and digital prints in both singular works and multi-part installations and stagings. Drawing upon on a range of reference material including historical sources, science-fiction film and marginal knowledge, the artist considers the problematic agencies within surfaces, subjectivity, fakery and performance.
In the video work It's Just a Shadow Away, two actors sit in a production studio re-performing the original Russian dialogue (a language in which they have no knowledge) of two short sections of the 1972 film Solaris. Caught in the looped repetition of their projection, they struggle against the limits of this alien language and fragmented staging, in the attempt to create meaning and emotional verisimilitude. The characters they work to bring briefly to life - ghosts that inhabit only the space of the screen - argue over their memories, their clouded past and their lack of sense of Being.
It's Just a Shadow Away - 2011 - HDV - Duration: 9'30"
Actors: Anna Schmidt & Stefan Kriekhaus
Camera: Julia Kapella // Editing: Steffi Niederzoll // Translation: Alexander Filyuta //
Production & Direction: Ciaran Walsh