Kem | Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws tus kheej

Gwen Burlington tham txog Patrick Hough cov yeeb yaj kiab tsis ntev los no.

Patrick Hough, Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws Tus Kheej, 2021, 4K video, 5.1 Surround Sound, 26:43 mins; movie tseem muaj kev zoo siab ntawm tus kws kos duab. Patrick Hough, Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws Tus Kheej, 2021, 4K video, 5.1 Surround Sound, 26:43 mins; movie tseem muaj kev zoo siab ntawm tus kws kos duab.

Loj hlob hauv Dublin, ib qho chaw mus rau National Tsev khaws puav pheej ntawm Ireland yog ib feem thiab parcel ntawm chav kawm kos duab txhua xyoo lub tsev kawm ntawv daim ntawv qhia hnub. Ornate kub torcs los ntawm Roob Tara thiab hnav khaub ncaws fasteners los ntawm Bronze Age populate cov vitrines tab sis qhov ntxim nyiam tshaj plaws ntawm discoveries yog cov ncauj lus kom ntxaws bog lub cev. Clonycavan Txiv neej, nrhiav pom hauv Ballivor, County Meath, ib txwm nyob nrog kuv, feem ntau yog vim nws qhov tshwj xeeb khaws cia liab 'txiv neej-bun' hairstyle, laced nrog Iron Age plaub hau gel. Kev sib txawv heev, thaum koj sib tham tawm tsam nws lub khob ntim khoom, koj tuaj yeem pom cov pores ntawm nws daim tawv nqaij hauv nws cov tawv nqaij. Lub portal rau peb keeb kwm, nws discovery yog ib tug cipher rau ib tug yav dhau los hav zoov, uas peb yuav tsuas speculate. Qhov no yog qhov tseem ceeb ntawm Patrick Hough zaj duab xis, Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws tus kheej (2021) - peatlands, discoveries, thiab allegories hais lus rau yav dhau los thiab yav tom ntej.

Nyob rau hauv Hough zaj duab xis, ib tug kws tshawb fawb archaeologist grumbling excavates ib tug bog lub cev, pom nyob rau hauv lub peatlands ntawm ib tug undisclosed nyob deb nroog qhov chaw. Unearthed los ntawm peat-harvester, nws los yog nws dag puas, ib nrab raug; tab sis tsis zoo li lub cev bog uas pw nruj hauv National Tsev khaws puav pheej, Hough coj nws mus rau txoj sia. Lub suab tawm ntawm lub vijtsam piav qhia nws cov kev txhawj xeeb, raws li nws maj mam quivers thiab quaj nws qhov raug: “Lub chaw […] Zaj duab xis txav los ntawm scenes ntawm kev khawb av nrog lub teeb banter ntawm archaeologist thiab lub cev bog - "Koj saib tshiab" - mus rau panning views ntawm peat-txheej toj roob hauv pes, uas muaj philosophical musings nyob rau hauv lub xeev ntawm lub ntiaj teb no: "Los ntawm no kuv. ' tau pom cov glaciers retreat. Cov hnub sov so sai sai nrog cov nroj tsuag dej thawb rau ntawm kuv lub palette…” Tus poj niam bog dhau los ua lus ceeb toom ntawm qhov yuav los; ib qho piv txwv rau lub ntiaj teb: "Kuv muab rau koj ib yam nkaus: pristine airlessness." 

Cov duab zoo nkauj ntawm Skellig Islands offsets sterile scenes ntawm tus poj niam bog hauv CT scanner, raug tshuaj xyuas hauv chav kuaj. Colonies ntawm gannets swop thiab hover ib ncig ntawm Me Skellig raws li lub hiav txwv sloshes thiab heaves dramatically nyob ib ncig ntawm nws. Daisy Hildyard's tsab ntawv them nyiaj rau zaj yeeb yaj kiab ib qho kev siv zog thaum peb hnov ​​​​tus poj niam bog lub paj huam ntawm kev nyab xeeb kev ploj tuag, thiab kev sib cuam tshuam ntawm cov ecosystem: "Peb txhua tus tau txais lawv cov xeeb ntxwv." Lub suab nrov atmospheric keeb kwm ntawm ntu no ua rau muaj kev ntxhov siab, tsim kev cia siab ntawm qhov xwm txheej tseem ceeb.

Lub npe tom qab ib kab hauv Seamus Heaney paj huam, Tus txiv neej Grauballe, zaj duab xis channels 'psychic impetus' lub cev bog tuav rau tus kws sau paj lug. Raws li cov duab tseem ceeb, Hough siv lub cev bog zoo li lub totem, siv los ua lub suab sib koom ua ke tsis nco qab, coj mus rau hauv kev ntseeg tias lawv yog qhov rooj rau lub ntiaj teb sab ntsuj plig. Lub peatland, tus cwj pwm nws tus kheej hauv zaj duab xis, ua lub luag haujlwm tseem ceeb hauv kev hloov pauv ntawm kev hloov pauv huab cua, tseem ceeb rau kev khaws cia thoob ntiaj teb biodiversity. Kev tsis sib haum xeeb ntawm lub cev bog los ntawm peat-txiav tso tawm cov pa phem ntawm carbon. "Peb txhua tus los ntshav cov hnub no" tus poj niam bog forewarns. Hough conflates no ecological kev txhawj xeeb nrog lub bog raws li qhov chaw ntawm stratified keeb kwm: "Lub bog dej nyab kuv lub siab nrog coj txawv txawv kev sib raug zoo. Tib neeg, cov nroj tsuag, cov kab mob microbial, cov txheej txheem tseem ceeb ua luam dej los ntawm kuv txoj kev xav. "

Kev ceeb toom corporealised, Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws tus kheej evocatively ua ke nrog atavistic rituals nrog ceev kev txhawj xeeb rau peb tam sim ntawd yav tom ntej. Ua raws li kev sib tw ntawm ecological demise, cov lus piav qhia yuav tsum tau nyeem raws li cov lus teb rau kev tsis txaus siab ntawm tib neeg los txhawb nws tus kheej rau lub ntiaj teb cov kev xav tau. Hauv Ib Billion Dub Anthropocenes los tsis muaj (University of Minnesota Press, 2019), Kathryn Yusoff rhuav tshem cov kev xav ua ntej ntawm kev faib nruab nrab ntawm tib neeg thiab cov teeb meem inorganic. Geology yog "tsis muaj kev kawm (zoo li thiab inert), thaum biology tau ruaj ntseg hauv kev lees paub ntawm lub cev (lub cev zoo li thiab kev xav)". Hloov chaw, nws hais txog "kev ua tsis zoo rau tib neeg uas kov thiab ua rau tib neeg thiab tsis yog tib neeg lub cev [...] Nws caij los ntawm lub cev ntawm 1,000 lab lub hlwb: nws los ntshav los ntawm kev nthuav tawm ntawm toxicity, suturing deadening accumulations los ntawm ntau yam genealogy thiab geology. ” Los ntawm lub cev bog no, Hough hais kom peb siv peb cov poj koob yawm txwv thaum ub los tsim kom muaj lub neej yav tom ntej.

Gwen Burlington yog tus kws sau ntawv raws li Wexford thiab London. 

Tus Dej Dub ntawm Nws tus kheej tsis ntev los no tau tshuaj xyuas los ntawm: aemi @ Cork International Film Festival, 'In the Long Now' (9 Kaum Ib Hlis); TULCA Festival of Visual Arts (18 Kaum Ib Hlis); thiab ntawm Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland (15 Lub Kaum Hli 2021 - 9 Lub Ib Hlis 2022).