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Mark Garry, b.1972

North of the West2017

North of the west, filmed with artist/cinematographer Padraig Cunningham at Mullaghmore Peninsula, County Sligo, acts as means of structuring an allegorical parallel between the sea and Garry’s paradoxical childhood relationship with the Christian faith – both powerful, immense, beautiful and potentially terrifying elements that surround the island of Ireland.

The soundtrack for the film, played on vinyl record, comes from another of Garry’s collaborative works directly engaging with the sea. Titled Drift, the record is the outcome of a musical performance, film and recording project that took place in Detroit, Michigan and Horseshoe Bay, Sherkin Island, off the coast of West Cork. This performance incorporated Aeolian harps, a brass section and a saxophone player.

MediumHD Film, record player, vinyl records, lithographs
Duration8min.47 sec.
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection, 2017
EditionEdition 5
Item NumberIMMA.4022
Image Caption
Mark Garry, North of the West, 2017, HD Film, record player, vinyl records, lithographs, Duration: 8min.47 sec., Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, Hennessy Art Fund for IMMA Collection, 2017

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About the Artist

Mark Garry b.1972

Born in Mullingar, Co. Meath, Mark Garry is driven by a fundamental interest in observing how humans navigate the world and the subjectivity inherent in these navigations. He uses a variety of media and mechanisms in his practice, primarily focusing on institution-based installations.
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