The Clare region is rich in visual artists, so back in 2012 we received federal funding to combine the work of South Australian artists and International Moving Image filmmakers. These collaborations were shown is specially constructed ‘Pods”.
This year we have secured the works of visual artist Eric Fong and dance artist Deborah Greenfield.
Fong’s work is held in the Arts Council England Collection and has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, including EAST International, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto and numerous international short film festivals. He was awarded by Victoria Miro (victoria-miro.com) at Creekside Open and by Yinka Shonibare (Turner Prize nominee) at Shape Open, London.
We have selected two of his video art pieces: Harry, inspired by an 81-year-old former boxer with dementia and Chinese Tongue Diagnosis, a playful view of this essential diagnostic method in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Greenfield’s video art come from her incorporation of flamenco into experimental work. She has a choreographic and performing background which spans film, theatre and concert productions in both Europe and the US. Her piece Fuego Quieto (Still Fire) won 1st Prize at the V Madrid Choreography Competition and her company went onto perform at Expo 92 and the Hollywood Bowl.
Room and The Conversation are short intense works that draw on a combination of flamenco and modern dance disciplines.