Martin Healy Facsimile, curated by Pallas Projects, is the first of a series of projects at Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall, a new off-site project space programmed by Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford. A parallel programme of exhibitions curated by invited artists/artists led galleries will run alongside the main exhibition programme at Lismore Castle Arts. Facsimile coincides with ‘Still Life’ curated by Polly Staple.
Facsimile (2008) is single projection HD film and comprises of a sequence of shots across lush tropical foliage. A soundtrack with birdcalls creates the impression that the scenes represent a verdant rainforest, yet an unnatural stillness pervades, coupled with an absence of any sign of animal life.
Healy is to exhibit new work with Pallas Projects later this year, in the group exhibition Here’s the Tender Coming (Whoopee) We’re All Going to Die.
Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall is open Saturdays and Sundays 2pm-5pm (and at other times by appointment). Admission is free. Image courtesy the artist and Rubicon Gallery.