Martin Healy: A Moment Twice Lived

Thursday 2 May – Sunday 30 June 2024
© Martin Healy, 2016 | Martin Healy: A Moment Twice Lived | Thursday 2 May – Sunday 30 June 2024 | Crawford Art Gallery | Image © Martin Healy, 2016 | photograph of a figure in what appears to be a dark, fancy living-room or something similar; we see a figure towards the left, in profile and looking across to the right, where we see a framed artwork (the frame is fancy, gold, the artwork A4 or smaller, dark, seen side-on more or less; the figure on the left has greying hair, shoulder-length but tied up by a ribbon at the back; pale-brown scarf and slightly paler raincoat; we see down only as far as the upper arm

Continuing a season of Artists’ film from Crawford Art Gallery’s collection, A Moment Twice Lived (2016) by Martin Healy explores our perception of the passage of time through the subjective experience of memory, aging and dreaming. The circuitous narrative focuses on a fleeting moment  – in the library of the Crawford Art Gallery – when a lone character studies the surface of a painting and begins to sense she has seen the image before.

The work references JW Dunne’s book ‘An Experiment with Time’ (1927) and the film oscillates between two inter-connected scenes revealing how our lived experiences often distort in our memory into increasingly blurred distinctions between the past, present and the future.

Martin Healy works with photography, film and sculpture to explore the cultural and symbolic paradigms that underpin human mythologies and belief systems. His works have been shown widely both nationally and internationally including Yuugen, CCA Andratx, Mallorca; Park Life, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2022); The Augury,  Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and Traces, Kasteel Wijlre, Netherlands (2018).

Image: © Martin Healy, 2016
Thursday 2 May – Sunday 30 June 2024
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