Stars captured at The Brown Mountain Diamond, Co Kilkenny, Ireland, art, artist-led, photography, Carl Giffney


Copyright 2021


Stars, The Brown Mountain Diamond, Co Kilkenny, Ireland, art, artist-led, photography, Carl Giffney




49min HD stereo

An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, Tour 1

2019

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Excerpt from 1hr drive along tour / artists talk given at Tallinn Kunstihoone, Estonia, 2019, as part of exhibition Hea olemise kunst / The art of being good.

Site: The Brown Mountain, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Audio: Radio na Gaeltachta, National Radio (Irish Language).

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An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, map [52.7297259,-7.1558847]

2019

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Chapter 1 is intended as a descriptive lead in to the story of the Brown Mountain Diamond. You will find five videos that introduce you to the look, geography and atmosphere of The Brown Mountain. A small map may help you locate The Brown Mountain in the south east of Ireland, an island on the western fringes of Europe.

You will see in these videos that we are in deep rural Ireland on small unmarked roads winding up and down the various hills of the landscape. You will get a sense of the light and weather here. With sound on, you can become accustomed to the local sounds broadcast on public radio. On the drive, you can hear traditional Irish singing / lilting, you can hear U2, you can hear Irish language being spoken. This will begin to familiarise you with the area but also serves as a framework for the chapters that follow. They operate in the same way.

The video Tour 001 was made on my first visit to The Brown Mountain in 2019. It was a speculative site visit to see a building / farm coming up for sale. The video of 49mins was presented as a drive along tour of the locale in Estonia’s Kunstihoone / Tallin Art Hall. With live commentary to an Estonian audience, forty or so participants were brought on a virtual drive along in deep rural Ireland. This allowed for an hour long conversation to take place during the presentation as we speed around.

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15min HD stereo

An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, Tour 2

2021

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22min HD stereo

An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, Tour 3

2021

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18min HD stereo

An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, Tour 4

2021

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37min HD stereo

An Sliabh Donn / The Brown Mountain, Tour 5

2021

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Brown Mountain Diamond



Stars, The Brown Mountain Diamond, Co Kilkenny, Ireland, art, artist-led, photography, Carl Giffney


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