The Thin Veil is an audiovisual installation that tries to capture the otherworldliness of the sea, the sand and the stars. The film and sound were recorded while on residency at the Cill Rialaig Project in Co. Kerry. The residency is based on the side of a mountain, surrounded by the ocean, on what feels like the edge of the world. My friend told me as we explored a fort hidden on the side of Bolus Head that it brought to mind a Caol Áit, a narrow passage between this world and another, and I felt it.
The film's slow and magnetic rhythm mimics deep breathing, lighting the room up and bringing it down to darkness. This installation presents a mesmerizing earthly cosmos through the infinite complexities of sand and water, where looking to the minute in the sea draws attention to the immensity of looking up to the stars.
Jane Cassidy's exhibition The Thin Veil takes place at Pallas Projects as part of Artist-Initiated Projects 2020–21.
Artist talk at which Jane will discuss the installation and the significance of deep breathing in relation to this exhibition. Johnny Taylor will then lead a breathing and meditation workshop.
Johnny Taylor is a musician, a yoga enthusiast, a meditator, a teacher and a believer in all practices that promote embodied living in the world. He has a passion for the power of yoga and embodiment practices to unlock our creative potential and reveal the innate wisdom and potential that our bodies hold. By connecting with the body and breath, we open ourselves to ever wider perspectives and a greater integration with one another and our place in the flow of the natural world around us.
The artist will be present to discuss the installation. (do you have specific text that you want to include)
Jane Cassidy is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator from Galway, Ireland. Trained in music and visual art, Jane earned a Masters in Music and Media Technologies from TCD in 2008 and an MFA in Digital Art from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2014. Jane’s main interests lie in immersive audio-visual environments, visual music, live VJing and multi-channel work. Cassidy has had solo shows at the Mobile Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the University of New Orleans, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Exhibitions include the European Media Art Festival, Germany, the New Orleans Film Festival, Punto Y Raya Festival, Spain, Currents New Media Festival, New Mexico, Galway International Arts Festival, live visuals for Animal Collective and Nanu Nanu, as well as group shows internationally. Currently, Jane is the Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Boston College in Massachusetts. janecassidy.net