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The mirror is dark and inky

Kevin Gaffney


Artist's biography

Kevin Gaffney

Synopsis

The mirror is dark and inky is comprised of images of daily life in Iran - driving through the city in the afternoon, playing board games with friends - alongside the narration of a neighbour concerned about a whale living in a bath in her apartment building. As the film progresses, we leave the city behind and move into the forest in northern Iran, where the narration turns inwards to a “feeling that does not come from my brain, it more erupts and descends like a fog, barely perceptible until it is enveloping, with a similar cold, dewy feeling.” The whale is the mirror and the mirror is dark and inky. Filmed on location in Tehran and northern Iran, two participants (Zahra Yazdani Nia and Dadbeh Bagheri) narrate the film and perform the roles. Supported by the Kooshk Artist Residency Award 2015, and the Arts Council of Ireland.' (Sourced from http://www.kevin-gaffney.com/themirrorisdark.html on September 11th 2016)


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Title

The mirror is dark and inky

Year

2015

Form

Short

Genre

experimental, portrait

Key phrases

guilt, desire, grief

Language

English (subtitles) Farsi

Duration

00:05:00

Original formats

Digital (prores .mov)

Aspect ratio

16:9

Colour

Colour

Sound

Yes

Supported by Kildare County Council and Visual Artists Ireland.
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