A unique new work by artist Tadhg O'Sullivan, based on encounters with forty-three older members of the Carlow community.
05 - 31 October 2021
Carlow Portraits comprises slow motion video portraits and wide-ranging audio interviews. An intimate and sensitive work, it invites the viewer to spend time with these remarkable people from County Carlow. The participants speak about life, the passing of time, cultural change, and their extraordinary experience of Covid 19. These interviews were conducted during the individual portrait sittings. A website and archive of this project has been made to host these images and stories at www.carlowportraits.ie
About the Artist
Tadhg O'Sullivan is an internationally renowned film-maker, sound designer, radio-maker and artist. He was born in Carlow and draws on connections with the local community to make this project deeply collaborative.
Carlow Portraits was created through the support of Creative Ireland. As an arresting and beautiful public work, the film will have a high artistic and aesthetic value. It will also serve to simply celebrate older lives and to remind the community of those who have become less visible due to ongoing public health concerns. For those taking part by having their portaits taken, the process of being seen - by the artist in the work of making, and by the public in the final work - is intended as a gesture of engagement.
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