Ireland/Germany, 2010, 15:54 mins, 16mm film and HD transferred to DVD
Köln übernacht looks at ruins and expands this subject metaphorically to consider the creation of ideals (social, political, national, architectural) and their tendency to stray from their intended path leading to inevitable decline and ruin. The thematic spine of the film focuses on the contrasting fates of Ireland and Germany over the past 60 years. Both countries had to respond to an ‘economic miracle’ and a subsequent identity as a prominent leisure economy following a period of division and turmoil. In so doing, it refers to the life and work of German writer and Nobel Prize Laureate Heinrich Böll, who lived in Ireland for many years and is synonymous with the country in his native land.
Liverpool Biennial Film Programe, 2012
Kilkenny Arts Festival, 2010
Dublin Contemporary 2011