Three Potential Endings, 2008, Video Installation, Colour, Sound, Duration 11:00 min, High-Definition video.

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Three Potential Endings is a video installation that requires the following equipment: one 16:9 HD video projector, one Blu-Ray disc player, one stereo amplifier, two speakers.The work is projected onto one wall of a self-enclosed space. The projected image should fill the wall from corner to corner, leaving no gap between the bottom of the image and the floor. The work may be presented in a conventional gallery space or in a suitable non-gallery context. The work was originally shown at Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich in January 2009 and was shown in a vacant retail unit as part of Darklight Film Festival, Dublin in October, 2009.Three Potential Endings was shot on location in Dublin during the summer of 2008. The work presents a male figure besieged with the possibility of failure and uncertainty and was conceived as a response to the shifting architectural landscape of contemporary Dublin. It does not provide any explanation or rationale but rather places the man in direct confrontation with the architectural spaces where he finds himself. The three sequences are simultaneously fragmented and connected by a fourth sequence that shows the man pacing around a small, confined space. It is unclear whether he is lost in thought and deep in concentration or whether he is confused and oblivious to his surroundings. Three Potential Endings extends the artist's concerns with exploring the dynamics of specific urban spaces through the medium of video. Works, such as Re-Run, 2002, Non-Specific Threat, 2004, Closure, 2005 and Passage, 2006, are characterised by the use of the isolated human figure engaging in a simple but direct interaction with a given space. Like these works, Three Potential Endings also engages with conventional narrative structures as a means of locating the work within existing cinematic histories while expanding the possibilities for video installation within the gallery or non-gallery contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKerlin Gallery, Anne's Lane, South Anne Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Dec 2008

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Outputmediatype: HDCAM Videotape/Blu-Ray disc


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