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Martin Healy: A Moment Twice Lived

Image © Martin Healy, 2016

2 May – 30 June
Screening Room

Continuing a season of Artists’ film from Crawford Art Gallery’s collection, A Moment Twice Lived (2016) by Martin Healy explores our perception of the passage of time through the subjective experience of memory, aging and dreaming. The circuitous narrative focuses on a fleeting moment  - in the library of the Crawford Art Gallery - when a lone character studies the surface of a painting and begins to sense she has seen the image before.

The work references JW Dunne’s book ‘An Experiment with Time’ (1927) and the film oscillates between two inter-connected scenes revealing how our lived experiences often distort in our memory into increasingly blurred distinctions between the past, present and the future. 

Martin Healy works with photography, film and sculpture to explore the cultural and symbolic paradigms that underpin human mythologies and belief systems. His works have been shown widely both nationally and internationally including Yuugen, CCA Andratx, Mallorca; Park Life, Glucksman Gallery, Cork (2022); The Augury,  Butler Gallery, Kilkenny and Traces, Kasteel Wijlre, Netherlands (2018).

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T12 TNE6
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