David Bickley

David Bickley
19 August to 17 September 2019
Studio open to the public on Saturday 24 August and 7 September.

For his residency at Uillinn, David Bickley will continue his exploration of landscape and mythology through the lens of immersive film and audio. Using the River Ilen as a narrative thread, his intention is to weave a story based on fragments of local folklore and a mythological motif. The resultant work will be available to be shown as an immersive installation and he also intends to present some of the elements created in a live performance format.

David will run a hands on workshop focusing on the nature of sound and the basics of audio synthesis seen through the lens of his own immersive audio visual works. This will be open to anyone from the age of 12 upwards with a maximum of 12 people. The workshop will run on Saturday 7 September for 2 hours from 11 am to 1 pm.

On Culture Night, Friday 20 September, David will premier his multichannel immersive audio-visual work THREADS at Uillinn. THREADS weaves a mythic journey along the river Ilen, drawing in folklore and symbolic motif. 

Anglo Irish artist, filmmaker and musician David Bickley (b. 1961) audio visual works/installations are abstracted, largely process led adventures mainly on themes of nature/landscape but also with points of reference to mythology and symbolism. They rely heavily on texture and mood and tend to sacrifice the topographical in an attempt to capture the spirit of the places depicted using memory or feeling. Other works are digitally manipulated landscapes designed to evoke a sense of animation and accelerated time-scale. His practice incorporates film, music, video, immersive environments and sound art. David graduated from WSCAD with a BA in film in 1983. Past exhibitions of his work have included Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal; Haun Tie Art Museum, Beijing, China; Common Ground International Touring Exhibition; Lewis Art Gallery, Jackson Mississippi; Centre For Creative Practices, Dublin; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; Glucksman, Cork; The Big Chill Festival,Eastnor, England; County Hall, Cork; Eisge, Carlow; The Dock, Leitrim; and Darklight, Dublin. David Bickley lives and works in Cork, Ireland.


WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.

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