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Shot in Connemara in 1962 while he was a student at Yale, this is Michael Craig-Martin’s only film to date. It captures the essence of the landscape in a style that would colour the rest of his career. The seemingly basic approach echoes the starkness and stillness of the Irish countryside, while transcending the daily experiences featured in the work. Assumed lost or destroyed, the artist’s daughter re-discovered the film in 2000, it was donated to IMMA by the artist in 2005.

Medium16 mm Bolex transferred to DVD
Dimensions Dimensions variable
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Gift, the artist, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1831
Copyright For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].
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Michael Craig-Martin, Film, 1963, 16 mm Bolex transferred to DVD, Dimensions variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Gift, the artist, 2005

For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].

About the Artist

Michael Craig-Martin b.1941

Born in Dublin, Michael Craig-Martin studied art at Yale University in the 1960s, where he was influenced by theories of conceptual art. In the 1980s Craig-Martin taught at Goldsmith’s College and was major influence on the emerging YBA generation. Craig-Martin's early art practice involved the use of ready-mades. From the 1990s the focus of his work moved to painting, and to increasingly complex site-specific wall paintings. ‘Michael Craig-Martin: Works 1964-2006’ took place in IMMA in 2006.

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We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.

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