Faoi Rún is a series of site-specific artworks set on the Ros Muc peninsula tracing the interplay between landscape, climate and culture.
Inis Mór artist Seán Ó Flaithearta’s Portráidí Criathraigh (bog portraits) pay homage to Ros Muc personages Bridget Aylward, Queen of Alaska, and sean-nós dancer Cóilín Sheáin Dharach Seoige. Composed of bog and drowned sky, they echo the filling and emptying of seasonal turloughs, and reference the ingenuity of traditional ways of working within and with the natural landscape..
Portráidí Criathraigh- the film
The film follows the making of Portráidí Criathraigh by visual artist Seán Ó Flaithearta during 2019 and 2020. The project worked with the local community to chose the two people honoured in the installation.
Merging the physical and virtual landscapes, digital media artist Paul Kinsella explores the simultaneous alternatives of Ros Muc’s past, present and future in Ephemera, an outdoor series of large-format photographs. Inspired by unrealised plans to build a railway to the area, the works highlight the tension between the permanence and mutability of place.
Update 1.2.21: Due to COVID concerns organisers will present Portráidí Criathraigh in online screenings as a film documenting the installations in the landscape. The self-directed element of the project will come later in the year.
Ealaíontóir | Artist
Portráidí Criathraigh le Seán Ó Flaithearta
Ephemera le Paul Kinsella
Arna choimeádú ag | Curator
Ríonach Ní Néill
Scannán | Film
Joe Lee & Ríonach Ní Néill
Ceamadóireacht | Camera
Daniel St Ledger, Joe Lee, Ríonach Ní Néill
Tochailt | Excavation
Maolra Ó Máille
Áit | Location
Dáta | Date
25.9.20 – 31.03.21
Do chách | for all
Saor in aisce | Free
Be aware that some of the sites have no vehicular access and are on rough terrain, walking shoes recommended.
Buíochas le | Thanks to
Muintir Ros Muc, Briocán Bairéad, Breandan Ó Chonámha, Bridie Uí Chonámha, Tom McGuire, Tomás Ó Máille, Róisín Ní Mhainnín, Colm Ó Máinnín, Máire Ní Mháille, Meta Ní Mháille, Michael Ó Máille, Maolra Ó Máille, Tomás Ó Máille, Muintir McDonagh, Eoin Ó Nia, Brigid Uí Shearraigh, Nuacht TG4, Bob Quinn