MON­DAY 10.04.17

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS -

ART Ailbhe Ní Bhri­ain Re­cent works, pre­sented in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Do­moball Gallery, Lon­don. The Dock, St Ge­orge’s Ter­race, Car­rick-on-Shan­non, Co Leitrim April 8-May 27 the­dock.ie In her en­gross­ing multi-screen video and CGI in­stal­la­tions, Ailbhe Ní Bhri­ain draws the viewer into strange, dream­like worlds. It is as though the fa­mil­iar com­po­nents of the ev­ery­day have been taken apart and re­assem­bled in sur­real com­bi­na­tions: “a flooded li­brary in­hab­ited by birds of prey or a dis­used air­port hous­ing a rudi­men­tary land­scape”. The cam­era ne­go­ti­ates these mag­i­cally the­atri­cal spa­ces and events at an hyp­not­i­cally slow pace, gen­tly per­suad­ing us to ac­cept the ev­i­dence of our eyes, even as our minds regis­ter in­con­gruities and im­pos­si­bil­i­ties. Gal­way-born, Ní Bhri­ain stud­ied in Cork (where she lec­tures now at the Craw­ford Col­lege of Art) and in the UK. (Pic­tured be­low is a still from Re­port to an Academy, four-screen in­stal­la­tion, 2015). AD

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