LANDLOCKED, documentary video portraits of 10 people who form the fabric of Limerick will be projected on a large city wall on Thomas Street, Limerick city during the busy Christmas shopping period.
Shot by artist Christina Gangos while she was living in Limerick, LANDLOCKED features individual video portraits of ten people standing in silence. Participants were asked to contemplate life-changing events for ten minutes while they were filmed. Their thoughts are kept private, yet the camera documents the physical process, the slight movements and gentle motions of a body in thought.
The people who took part in the recording of LANDLOCKED range in age from 8 to 50, at the time of filming.
LANDLOCKED runs from 12th December to the 3rd January, creating a space for silence and stillness above the busy Christmas city streets.
The giant video projections will be 20 metres x 11.25 metres and will be visible on the wall above the Thomas Street Community Gardens during the hours of darkness. The optimum time to view this work is from 5:30pm to 7am.
The launch of LANDLOCKED takes place on Friday 12th December at 5:30pm in the Thomas Street Community Gardens. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available to help keep out the cold as people take a moment to contemplate the contemplations of these larger than life projections.
Commenting on the installation of this work artist Christina Gangos says
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to project this work in a large-scale outdoor location. So often people and their thoughts are invisible to us, in LANDLOCKED I wanted to create a space for us to commune with others, without shame, social coding or language.”
Originally created with support and funding from the Arts Council, the exhibition and installation of LANDLOCKED in this prominent outdoor city location is is made possible by the support of Limerick City of Culture 2014.
The staging of this exhibition has also been made possible with the support of Tony Clarke from City Centre Car Park.