HONG KONG ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2022 | IMMERSIVE ART FILM
SWIMirl is a cinematic and spatial installation showing at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Hong Kong). Created in collaboration with Robert Bourke Architects an co-produced with Areaman Productions, the piece responds to the Biennale’s theme entitled ‘Seeds of Resilience’. Participants proposed ways that worldwide citizens can cope with contemporary urban challenges such as socio-political flux, global pandemics and the climate and biodiversity crisis.
The immersive dgtl installation offers a transcendent experience of Dublin Bay for the people of Hong Kong. During the pandemic, Dubliners turned to wild swimming in droves seeking warmth, connection and shared experiences in the cold waters of the Irish sea. It has continued beyond lockdown to become a popular activity for solace and sustenance in navigating life’s pressures - for Hong Kong, a utopia on faraway shores to long for.
NOWNESS | DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Dublin is the city in the midst of a building boom with hotels and student accommodation dominating the skyline. With the gentrification of the city, the traditional horse culture is diminishing. Saoirse profiles different generations of men as they struggle to keep their hobbY alive.
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WOMAN AND CHILD
SAFE IRELAND | TV COMMERCIAL
"Nollaig na mBan" is the Irish for "Women's Christmas". Celebrated on the 6th of January, the last day of Christmas, it's historically the day women take off to share a whiskey with friends after the hard work in the home over the period. The campaign featured a 60-second short film with 30-second cut downs for broadcast and digital launched on the 6th to raise awareness around coercive control. The campaign also saw the film projected onto Dublin's General Post Office and a domestic home in an affluent suburban area as part of a Herstory light show to bring the campaign into the community. The film was screened on the 9 o'clock news as a feature in the campaign in which I was interviewed along with the
Safe Ireland team.
WONDERLAND MAGAZINE | MUSIC VIDEO
Shot on location in London's Barbican on 16mm film, "Dreams" presents Genevieve as vocalist, writer and artist. A performance video with a difference, the stylised concept provides the backdrop to a complex and layered sound suspending reality for a storied message in an urban setting.
AND THE PEOPLE
DAZED DIGITAL | SHORT FILM
Premiering on Dazed Digital and used by the United Nations in support of their Covid Women's Response fund, "And The People" takes inspiration from Kitty O'Meara's viral poem "In The Time of Pandemic". A co-direction piece with New York filmmaker Julia Ngeow, the film features user-generated content from people in over 20 countries and 15 languages. The film was created in collaboration with a remote team between New York, London, Dublin. France and Melbourne.
WINNER MINDFIELD FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION - LIFTOFF GLOBAL NETWORK SESSIONS
OFFICIAL SELECTION - REEL POETRY, HOUSTON
* ALSO USED BY THE UN WOMEN'S AUSTRIALIA BRANCH TO SUPPORT THEIR COVID FUNDRAISING
LITTLE BOOTS - EROS
APPLE MUSIC | MUSIC VIDEO
‘Eros’ is based on the Greek form of love, desire, which is described as a verb, something always moving and conflicting. Desire is definitively something beyond reach, the paradox being that in the ultimate possession of it, the power of attraction is lost. The song references the poems of Sappho and her descriptions of eros as a transient state as opposed to a fixed idea.
INNER ISLAND - PEARL EARRING
A modern interpretation of Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" inspired by the aesthetics of still life painting of the middle ages.