My aim was to realise a project that I have been slowly developing over the last 30 years, that of moving seamlessly through the landscape to capture “the sprit of place”.
TORRENT is part two of a seven part film based on the idea of a spiritual line drawn across the Irish landscape. MATERIALS uses various cinematographic techniques to play with time and space, presenting us with an impression of the common Earth elements that are at once alien yet strangely familiar.
This film was shot by David Bickley and Enda O'Loony mainly in and around Glengariffe on the Cork/Kerry border in South West Ireland.
The score was produced by David in conjunction with ambient music and sound art producers Tom Green (The Orb, Another Fine Day) and Dare Mason (Noctorum) with special contributions from Steve Bayfield.
"Really beautiful...both Romantic and semi-abstract"
David Mitchell, author - Cloud Atlas
"We look but we don't always see. David Bickley's generous and beautiful work reminds us what we are missing..."
Carmel Winters, filmmaker - Snap
This work was produced through a project award from the Arts Council of Ireland.