Irish artist Martin Healy works primarily through the mediums of film, photography and installation. His practice explores the connection between belief systems, mythology and the phenomena of perception and how these intersect through recorded imagery or sound. Recent films by the artist, such as ‘Facsimile’, ‘Fugue’ and ‘Last man’, reference popular culture, early science fiction and cinema.The use of temporal or spatial dislocation as a motif is a recurring theme in the film works and sites of technological obsolescence are often used as formal devices to explore this.
At Cove Park Healy will develop a new film which will be rooted in his interest in Anthony Trollope’s dystopian novel ‘The Fixed Period’. His three-week residency will enable the artist to begin work on script and characterisation.
Cove Park’s former international visual arts residents include Jumana Abboud, Bik van der Pol, Tania Pérez Córdova, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Mariana Castillo Deball, Takahiro Iwasaki, Taro Izumi, Matt Keegan, Matts Leiderstam, Sean Lynch and Jan Verwoert.
Image: ‘Aether’, 2014. Still from HD video