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Michelle deignan
Ways to Speculate
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 3'44'' | Irlande / Royaume-Uni | 2014
Actual and virtual simulacra of historical European buildings, monuments and recreational spaces are presented in a tumultuous and fluctuating sonic landscape. This uncanny vision of past and present, depicting the instrumentalisation of places, is framed by two distinct voices. One languidly quotes lyrics from Kraftwerk’s Europe Endless (1977) the other earnestly performs excerpts from the introduction to the sci-fi novel, “The Mummy: A Tale of the Twenty Second Century” by Jane Webb Loudon (1827). Between them they proposes a progressive but unstable future where past dramas can easily be re-enacted.
Michelle Deignan (b. Dublin 1970) is an artist and filmmaker based in London. She has exhibited her work in over 60 national and international exhibitions, screenings and festivals including: `Public Space Ltd.`, Athens Media Art Festival;`transmediale`, House of Cultures, Berlin; `India Art Summit`, Delhi; The LUX and Cranford Collection Present: The World Turned Upside Down, Camden Arts Centre, London; `Terror and the Sublime: Art and Politics in an Age of Anxiety`, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork; `This Fanciful Digression`, CAN, Neuchatel, Switzerland. Michelle Deignan`s moving image work is distributed by LUX.