Clare Langan: The Floating World

Saturday 10 January – Sunday 3 May 2015
Clare Langan: The Floating World | Saturday 10 January – Sunday 3 May 2015 | VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art

Opening Reception Saturday 24 January at 3pm

Clare Langan’s The Floating World is a multi-screen film which presents a sensitively poetic message about possible futures and our place in the world. Shot in three contrasting locations, the viewer is led through haunting and elegaic landscapes where white ash or snow swirls and settles, prompting thoughts of a world devasted and beyond habitation. The Floating World questions the relationship between mankind and the earth.

The Floating World premiered as a single channel projection at the prestigious KINO DER KUNST 2013 Munich and was awarded the Prix Videoformes 2014 | Conseil Général du Puy de Dôme at VIDEOFORMES 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at NYU. She has represented Ireland in numerous international biennales and won national and international awards for her work. Langan is represented by Nuala Fenton.

This exhibition is accompanied by a publication with texts by Declan Long, Art Writer and Course director of the MA Art in the Contemporary World NCAD, Heinz Peter Schwerfel, Artistic Director of KINO DER KUNST, and a specially commissioned poem by Kerry Hardie. The exhibition has been kindly supported by Carlow Local Authority Arts Office.

Associated Events and Activities:

Exhibition Wed 4 March – Sat 4 April, Free

Images from The Floating World Series, Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin 1.

VISUAL talks Place, Poetry and ImageSat 25 April 3pm, Free

Clare Langan in conversation with Orla Ryan on the making of The Floating World and Langan’s practice, with a special recital by poet Kerry Hardy, in partnership with Poetry Ireland.

Saturday 10 January – Sunday 3 May 2015
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art
Old Dublin Road, Carlow
Telephone: +353 59 917 2400
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday 11.00 - 17:30
Wednesday 11.00 - 17:30
Thursday 11.00 - 17:30
Friday 11.00 - 17:30
Saturday 11.00 - 17:30
Sunday 14:00 - 17:00
Admission / price: Free
Remember to pay for the parking! Box office open, as well as times given, on day of theatre events from 6.30pm to show start.

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