Well Festival 2020 : Marian


Marian is a short experimental dance film inspired by the exhibition Blue, at Garter Lane Gallery.

It’s a collaboration between the two makers Rachel and Gerard, exploring our maternal lineage, hair, the Catholic imagery of our childhoods, farm life, 90’s punk girlbands, decay, domestic realities and the secrets passed from one generation of Irish women to the next. As first-time collaborators Ní Bhraonáin and O’Keeffe found a shared aesthetic and passion for visual storytelling, as well as a similar approach to filmmaking that allows for chance and spontaneity. 

About Rachel Ni Bhraonain:

Rachel is a Waterford based artist making multidisciplinary shows and short films. With storytelling at the heart of her work, Rachel combines everything from dance and writing to aerial and sound design, to create visually exciting and emotionally honest work. Her short film The Undecided Vote was featured in Dazed Digital and ELLE online, receiving critical acclaim. While her first full-scale live show Losing Your Body won the Wild Card Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 and was nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Movement Direction.

About Gerard O’ Keeffe:  

Gerard O’Keeffe is a Waterford born Cinematographer currently based in Dublin. He worked in Ireland for a number of years within the area of visual arts & performance before relocating to Berlin to attend film school. He has shot a number of short films and music videos as well as working with the camera department of large scale tv and film productions. His personal work focuses on the contemporary Queer experience and queer identity. He currently works between Ireland and Germany.

Date: Monday (5th Oct), Wednesday (7th Oct), Friday (9th Oct)

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre (Gallery Windows Project)

Age Group: All Ages

Credits:

Director of Photography : Gerard O’Keeffe

Editor : Gerard O’Keeffe

Performance : Rachel Ní Bhraonáin

Field Recording : Mollie Anna King

Sound Edit : Rachel Ní Bhraonáin

Executivr Producer : Sandra Kelly

Special Thanks to:

Waterford Film Centre, Bonnie Boux, Joe O’Neill, Marian O’Neill, Bridie Heavey, Anastasia (Baby) o’Neill, Margaret O’Keeffee