Wilderness - Part I
Ireland / 2010 / 7'
The documentary presents an abandoned landscape, darkened by an indefinable catastrophe. A requiem for a planet which is disappearing, an investigation of an extinct world which looks surprisingly like our own. Shot in infrared HD video using specially produced filters, it offers images of the Irish landscape which echo pencil drawings. Movement in the film is subtle and minimal, while the dramatic aspects are also expressed through the music of the composer Jürgen Simpson.
Clare Langan studied Fine Arts at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design. In 1992, she attended a film workshop in New York. Her films have been screened at art biennials and museum exhibitions worldwide; they are currently part of both public and private collections in Ireland and the United States.