19/04/2024 Making Dust screening at Five Lamps Arts Festival 2024 at Odeon Point Square, Dublin, Ireland.

13/03/2024 Making Dust screening as part of Demolition Take Down programme at Linen Hall, TU Dublin, Ireland.

01/10/2023 Making Dust premiere at IFI Documentary Festival *SOLD OUT*

14/09/2023 Buildings End - exhibition opens at Irish Architectural Archive

04/02/2023 Exhibition opening VISUAL Carlow

09/12/2022 Invited guest speaker at Fault Lines: KABK Research Forum 2022

20/09/2022 Presenting at 7th Public Health Palliative Care International Conference. PHPCI 2022. 20-23 September 2022, Bruges, Belgium

02/05/2022 Presenting at Unpopular Culture NYU Department of English

Making Dust 2021-2023
VISUAL Carlow 2023
Funded by the Irish Arts Council Visual Arts Project Award

This film essay looks closely at a rupture, the demolition of a church in Dublin through a portrait of the building’s dismantling.

While the cultural meaning of the end of this building has been marked by its community through ritual events, this project comes from a new materialist perspective, drawing attention to the life of the fabric of the church. Produced in collaboration with architectural historian Ellen Rowley, and featuring oral interviews recorded in Finglas, the film points to questions of sustainability in architecture such as counting the embodied energy of this church. Tracing how materials were financed, grown and crafted, the project will provide scope for audiences to reflect on the life of the building itself, socially, culturally, and environmentally.

45.03 minutes

Directed by Fiona Hallinan
Based on an essay by Ellen Rowley
Produced by Ellen Rowley, Fiona Hallinan and Kate Strain
Written by Ellen Rowley and the Department of Ultimology: Kate Strain and Fiona
Edited by Michael Barwise
Cinematography Faolán Carey, Jamie Goldrick, Johnny Lyons, Francis O’Mahony
and Tadhg O’Sullivan
Research by Ellen Rowley with additional research by Faolán Carey, Luke Corish
and Fiona Hallinan
Sound design and sound mix by Brendan William Jenkinson
Composition by Davy Kehoe
Organ performance Davy Kehoe and Hannah Curtin
Soundscape by Davy Kehoe
Visual identity by Alex Synge
Grading by Michael Higgins
Photography by Faolán Carey
Full credits in film

Previews of Making Dust, 2023.

Image by Faolán Carey for Making Dust 2021

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