The inspiration of ‘Echoes´ was drawn from historical records of a part of the Killarney Lakes´ history where tourists were taken by boat to the ‘Eagles Nest´. During these trips the call of a bugle or the firing of a cannon lured the Golden eagle, which resided in the eagles nest at the time, from its nest. The situation of the ‘Eagles Nest´ meant that such sounds created multiple echoes. The parallels, which exist between the elements of echo and reflection (both having qualities of duality, repetition and distortion) are explored in the installation. Ciara Moore´s work also documents the landscape which is a theme currently examined throughout the gallery´s temporary exhibitions programme.
With special thanks to Kerry County Council and Kerry Water Services
Ciara Moore was born in Dublin in 1966 and graduated at National College of Art & Design, Dublin in 2000. In 2002, Moore was granted an Arts Council of Ireland Commission Award to produce an Art Video for Cork Film Centre and in 2003 she was a recipient of the ‘Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes´ where she undertook a three month residency at the Rethymnon Centre of Contemporary Art in Crete.
In Spring 2004 Moore is exhibiting in a group show featuring Canadian and Irish female video artists entitled ‘Locus Suspectus´ at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast and four venues in Canada.
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