Exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery , Edinburgh of a selection of new and existing films and photographs .
The exhibition included Buried (2009) which was made and shown in the context of Ghost Story (2007). Both films deal with memory, its repression and return, but while Ghost Story is narrated by a male voice piecing together a story of remembered horror, Buried relies on ambient sound to animate its dark, almost gothic, woodland imagery. The films influence each other, the recounted memories, dreams and premonitions of Ghost Story seeping into Buried.
Also in the exhibition was Re-Run (2002), a double-screen projection showing a man on a bridge simultaneously running towards and away from the viewer. The film was shot on the Craigavon Bridge over the River Foyle, which literally and symbolically divides the Catholic and Protestant communities in Derry. It is shown together with a new series of photographs taken in Belfast, in which recently made images are joined by several taken in 1988 but never shown. The artist’s return to his own history has a resonance with the imagery of remembering and forgetting that motivates Ghost Story and Buried and much of his work.