Pallas Projects & Common Ground present
Anne Maree Barry—Missing Green
Thursday 19th June 2014
Screening & panel discussion 3.45–5.30pm
Exhibition continues 12–6pm, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st, Wednesday 25th–Friday 27th June
Pallas Projects/Studios, 115–117 The Coombe, Dublin 8
Missing Green (2013) is a poetic journey through Cork Street, Dublin. Narrated via interviews with Councillor John Gallagher, architect Gerry Cahill, author and journalist Frank McDonald and sociologist Aileen O’Gorman, the viewer discovers an area in Dublin that has gradually but dramatically transformed in the last 80 years. Utilsing Situationist methodolologies, Barry recreates a personal dérive through the character Girl. Girl’s journey provides a complimentary narrative by exploring the urban environment, paying attention to the smaller details – lost objects, signage, an allotment – increasing the viewer’s awareness of the urban landscape of which the narrator’s speak. Combining traditional research with an aesthetic journey, this hybrid film creates a dialogue that reflects on a historic area in Dublin, whilst situated in the present.
The exhibition, a collaborative initiative of Pallas Projects & Common Ground, will include a number of cross-encounter public events aimed at a diverse audience of artists, architects, curators, filmmakers, researchers, urban planners, sociologists, local community leaders, policy makers, human geographers and others, to witness the changes and discuss the impact, of planning and regeneration on the Cork Street area.
Barry’s interest in the history of the Coombe/Liberties area (where she previously lived) began in 2006 after attending a meeting concerning the St. Luke’s Conservation plan, organised by Councillor John Gallagher. Cork Street and The Coombe area, which were once thriving industrial areas, had become an example of what is called the ‘doughnut effect’. This describes the physical form that cities take on during the decline of their historic centre, with the development of the outer ring leaving a hollow core at the centre. Barry’s previous film, Rialto Twirlers (2010), explored the majorette subculture in Dublin 8. Following this she then began to examine the social and psychological impact of urban voids and the process of regeneration, by combining research with an element of re-enactment/fiction.
Anne Maree Barry is a film artist and filmmaker based in Dublin, Ireland. A graduate of both The Limerick School of Art and Design and The National College of Art and Design, her first experimental short film was the winner of Best Irish Short at the Darklight Film Festival (2006). Her subsequent short film, Rialto Twirlers, was officially selected for The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Missing Green was premiered at Stranger than Fiction, IFI, 2013, and has subsequently been screened at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK; and Rencontres Internationales at Palais de Tokyo and Gaîté Lyrique, Paris and Haus der Kulteren der Welt, Berlin.
Common Ground is an arts organisation based in Inchicore, in Dublin’s south west inner city for over 15 years. Common Ground makes art happen in the urban villages of Rialto, Bluebell and Inchicore, bringing local people, children, young people and artists together, creating opportunities for them to make art and imagine what’s possible. Common Ground believes in the transformative power of the arts, and that everyone has the right to access and participate in arts and culture.
Schedule of events
Screening & panel discussion
Thursday 19 June, 3.45–5.30pm (followed by opening reception at 6pm)
Film screening Missing Green (2013, Anne Maree Barry, 14 mins) followed by:
Panel discussion chaired by Eadaoin Ni Chleirigh (CEO of Teresa’s Garden Regeneration Project and St Michael’s Estate), and Anne Maree Barry (artist–filmmaker), John Gallagher (Councillor), Gerry Cahill (Architect), Aileen O’Gorman (post-doctoral research fellow, School of Applied Social Science, UCD), Nicky Gogan (Creative director, Darklight Festival/Still Films).
Places are free, but limited Book here
Screening the City
Film screening and Q&A with Anne Maree Barry and Dr. Maeve Connolly, with introduction by Frank McDonald (Journalist, The Irish Times)
Wednesday 25th June, 6pm
Missing Green (2013, Anne Maree Barry, 14 mins)
London (1994, Patrick Keiller, 74 mins) Courtesy of BFI
No booking required, films begin promptly at 6pm
Cork Street walking tour (closing event)
Saturday 28th June, 12noon
Film screening of Missing Green, followed by a walking tour of the film’s locations with Anne Maree Barry and architect Gerry Cahill.
Places are free, but limited Book here
All events take place at Pallas Projects/Studios. For more information on events and booking please see website updates and facebook
The exhibition of Missing Green is a collaborative initiative of Pallas Projects & Common Ground.
Missing Green was produced by Still Films through funding from The Arts Council (Film Project Award).
Pallas Projects/Studios is supported by Dublin City Council and The Arts Council (Workspace Award).
Common Ground is supported by Dublin City Council and The Arts Council.