Music Composition: Júrgen Simpson
Editing: Clare Langan
The Wilderness, Part 1 is being exhibited simultaneously at The Busan Biennale, South Korea, September 11th – 31st October 2010, curated by Takashi Azumaya.
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland & The Irish Film Board
The Wilderness. Part 1, surveys a landscape of abandon, darkened by uncertain catastrophe. A requiem for a vanishing planet, The Wilderness, Part 1 is an examination of an extinct world that strangely resembles our own. Shot in infrared HD video and with the use of hand-made filters, the images of the Irish landscape echo graphite drawings. Movement in the film is subtle and minimal with the drama set by Jurgen Simpson’s music composition.
Clare Langan studied Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and with a Fulbright Scholarship, completed a film workshop at New York University in 1992.
In 2002 she represented Ireland in the 25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil where Too dark for night was exhibited. The trilogy was exhibited together for the first time at The International 2002, Tate Liverpool for The Liverpool Biennial. In 2003, Langan presented A Film Trilogy at MoMA in New York and at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin. I Gaer (Yesterday) 2007, was created for Becks’ Fusions curated by the ICA London. It incorporated the music of Icelandic band Sigur Ros and is touring internationally through 2009 -2010. In 2008 her work was exhibited in the Singapore Biennial, curated by Fumio Nanjo. It will tour to Dojima River Biennal 2009, Osaka Japan. Langan represented Ireland at Sounds and Visions, Art Film and Video from Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Tel Aviv in February 2009.
Her films are in a number of international public and private collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington, and the Hugo and Carla Brown Collection, UK
Clare Langan The Wilderness, Part 1