too dark for night

Clare Langan, Ireland, 2001
Super 16mm / DVD, stereo sound, 10:00 mins
Collection: The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), the Tony Podesta Private Collection, Washington and the artist
Courtesy: the artist

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Too Dark for Night   Clare Langan
Too Dark for Night explores mankind's fragile existence in the face of the relentless forces of nature.

An unyielding, furious wind moves large masses of sand through a barren, deserted landscape, consuming life in its path. We are led through this unwelcoming wilderness by a lone figure, the only apparent sign of life.

Fragments of a once populated town peer like charred monuments through this arid mountain of shifting sand. Leafless trees struggle in the hostile, red earth. The air is toxic, red, suffocating. - Clare Langan

Clare Langan, b. 1967, Dublin, Ireland
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.

She participated in the Glen Dimplex Artists' Award 2000 at The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), and represented Ireland in the 25th Biennal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2002.

Langan has exhibited at The International, The Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool 2002; the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York, 2003; Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2003; and at The Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, 2004.

In 2004 Langan exhibited in China as part of IMMA's Views from an Island: Contemporary Art from Ireland, and in Tir na nOg: Younger Irish artists from the IMMA Collection.

This work was developed with the assistance of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Irish Film Board.

Cinematography: Clare Langan, Robbie Ryan
Producer: Melanie Gore-Grimes
Performer: Wendy Judge
Composer: Niall Byrne
Voice: Katell Keineg

Dates   Thursday 14 April - Sunday 17 July 2005
Admission   Free
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