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Drifting in search of lagoons
Drifting in search of lagoons

Drifting in search of lagoons 2009


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Drifting in search of lagoons 2009

5 mins Northern Ireland Director. Aoife Desmond

Join Aoife Desmond on a series of drift walks amongst the manmade lagoons of Belfast Harbour. Although few humans were encountered, this highly industrialised wasteland is dominated by signs of human presence. Within this inhospitable terrain the residues of a natural landscape have continued in tandem with its marine life and tidal cycles captured by her super 8 camera. For the first time this film can be experienced with a new soundtrack by anti-architect Keef Winters.

This short film was made while on an artist residency at 'Space Delawab' in Belfast as part of Aoife Desmond's interdisciplinary project and exhibition 'Making Journeys Without Maps'. Her walks mainly traversed a highly industrialised terrain not usually walked through, this film is a residue of these walks. Space Delewab was a Victorian house in the suburbs of south Belfast. It was transformed into an arts venue by the musicians and curators that lived there (Ciara Hickey, Claire Hall and Keef Winters). During its brief and exciting existence the house was transformed into a gallery, theatre, film set and race track.

Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive is a free public access resource for teachers, students, historians and anyone who has an interest in moving images. Spanning from 1897 to the present day, the films in the Digital Film Archive cover all aspects of life in Northern Ireland and includes everything from dramas to documentaries, newsreels and features, animation to amateur footage.

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