Internationally renowned and respected artist film-maker Clare Langan's exhibition at The Dock was curated by Neva Elliot. Elliott is an artist, writer and manager of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music group. The exhibition celebrated Clare Langan’s beautiful, haunting visions in video featuring seven of her seminal works.
Langan's landscapes are abandoned, and reclaimed by nature, after the fall of civilisation and humanity. Images oscillate between familiarity and otherness of terrains succumbed to weather; drowned, frozen, sand-drifted, snow-bound, clouded.
Langan’s worlds are not only visual but aural; music and soundscape replace narrative to create sonic portraits of post-apocalyptic scenes. She has worked with composers and musicians such as Jóhann Jóhannsson, Linda and Irene Buckley, Judith Ring; Hildur Guðnadóttir, Jurgen Simpson, Jana Winderen and filmed in locations in Ireland, Iceland and Namib Desert. This exhibition featured the Irish premiere of The Winter of 13 Storms (2017) and A Film Trilogy from the collection of the Irish Museum of Modern Art