Drifting in search of lagoons

Details

Location

Belfast Harbour

Year

2009

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

Super 8

colour

Length

05min 02sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

Aoife Desmond

Rights Holder

Aoife Desmond

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Description

Join Aoife Desmond on a series of drift walks amongst the manmade lagoons of Belfast Harbour. Although few humans were encountered, this highly industrialised wasteland is dominated by signs of human presence. Within this inhospitable terrain the residues of a natural landscape have continued in tandem with its marine life and tidal cycles captured by her super 8 camera. For the first time this film can be experienced with a new soundtrack by anti-architect Keef Winters.
 

Notes

This short film was made while on an artist residency at 'Space Delawab' in Belfast as part of Aoife Desmond's interdisciplinary project and exhibition 'Making Journeys Without Maps'. Her walks mainly traversed a highly industrialised terrain not usually walked through, this film is a residue of these walks. Space Delewab was a Victorian house in the suburbs of south Belfast. It was transformed into an arts venue by the musicians and curators that lived there (Ciara Hickey, Claire Hall and Keef Winters). During its brief and exciting existence the house was transformed into a gallery, theatre, film set and race track.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage 

Directed and Edited by Aoife Desmon

Music by Keith Winters

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