FILM ART

TIDAL with SHIN YU PAI
TIDAL with SHIN YU PAI

A video poem in five parts, Tidal explores ideas of Buddhist karma and the possibilities for transformation. Using images of ocean tides and the metaphor of waves as unrelenting karmic forces, the lyric sequence moves through the human experience of birth, ignorance, awakening, and rebirth in a narrative in which the film's speaker emerges to reclaim her karmic destiny.

BLOOM
BLOOM

light never caught a glimpse so divine, probing fingers never smoothed the quiet marble touch, lips that never kissed slow cloud motion — the blue marble jack I found as a boy. Video/music 2021, text 1981.

DARKLY FRINGE THE VIOLET SKY
DARKLY FRINGE THE VIOLET SKY

A colaboration between British filmmaker Sapphire Gos. Irish audio visual artist David Ian Bickley and Seattle poet Shin Yu Pai — "I went down a rabbit hole, reading about flies and compound eyes (and how their eyesight works). This took me to other invertebrate creatures, including brittlestars — a kind of seastar...which made me think of childhood songs, about stars and light".

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The 3rd movement of David Bickley's MATERIALS represents nature at its most sacred — we have to let go in order to experience the immersive flow at its own pace — the seamless transitions journey downstream, yet imperceptibly we are moving higher, ascending to the dark mountains of knowledge.

WELL
WELL

This circular structure is an ancient Irish well — In Irish folklore there is the motif of the “salmon of knowledge" residing in a well. One theory proposes that the traditional “well” creature would have been a coiled snake, and since snakes are unknown in Ireland, this symbol was replaced with that of a salmon. I find this interesting when considered in relation to the idea of “spiralled water” — water where the molecules have been aligned into a more easily absorbed form, with many health ben

THREADS
THREADS

The path is not a journey it is a conduit, you’re not travelling on it, it is travelling to you

RINGS
RINGS

THE HEART OF THE FURNACE FORGED IN SOUL

MARSH
MARSH

Poem by Paul Casey Read by Aidan Stanley Drone pilot Elgan Loane

SUMMERCHIME
SUMMERCHIME

Olympos wind chimes in the holly tree. The same pentatonic scale as the koto.

GATEWAY
GATEWAY

threshold is a powerful place of communication between the opposing worlds that lie on either side of it

FRAMES
FRAMES

Part of a Phd curation project at The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. This short film examines the concept of the gallery as a "frame," outlining and focusing the internal exhibition through its architectonic structural and decorative detail, much in the manner of a medieval tabernacle frame. The exhibition in question, Everything Must Go, which in itself "frames" aspects of the concept of "value" in art, is never seen, only the patina of curation; the building, the remnants of

DARKWOOD
DARKWOOD

THE SYMBOLIC FOREST A THRESHOLD SYMBOL THE MIND

V
V

"V" is part one 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. The score was produced by David in conjunction with ambient and sound art producers Tom Green (The Orb, Another Fine Day) and Dare Mason (Noctorum). This work was produced through a project award fr

LABYRINTH
LABYRINTH

DARKWATERS 1 C2 CRAWFORD GALLERY 2005 Future Land – “A Strange Awakening” 8min This piece is about those moments spent under night skies witnessing the dark majesty of nature. Although these spectacles appear solid and complete, they are near impossible to capture on film or video. It is as if we as humans have a special facility within us to “grade” each aspect separately, yet at once, the dark hills, a wind rustled bush and the whirling stars. This piece generates this view using various

TORRENT
TORRENT

THE ELEMENTS ALIEN TO MAN YET STRANGELY FAMILIAR

MACHINES
MACHINES

THE MIND OF MAN INTERFACED WITH NATURE THE DIALOGUE

SEEDS
SEEDS

THOUGHT SEEDS IN A LANDSCAPE WITH JOHN HITCHENS

HUACA LUNA
HUACA LUNA

A CAVE IN PERU SYMBOLS OF THE PAST WITH FABIO ESTABAN NAT GEO

FROM THE DEEP WATERS
FROM THE DEEP WATERS

IRISH FAERIE LORE 1 HR RTE TELEVISION 2001

MYTHOLOGICAL LANDS
MYTHOLOGICAL LANDS

LAPLAND | SAHARA | IRELAND 3 X 40 MIN CASTLE HENDRING