Limerick, Ireland

Emily McFarland

Emily McFarland presented Black Bog (2021) and Shallow and deep (2021), the final two-part video installation in the artist’s “Dtan-a-goo-saran-dthu (The Wind’s Changed)” series that explores the changing ecology of a particular landscape in the Sperrin Mountains of West Tyrone. The installation follows the partial origin and sections in the course of two rivers flowing in opposite directions, which share a water source held within the Black Bog – one of the largest active lowland bogs in the North of Ireland. The works offers a narrative on inhabitants, topographical formations and sonic resonances of the landscape, countering the speculation of environmental industries operating in the region.

Emily McFarland’s participation formed part of the 39th EVA International Platform Commissions. 


Emily McFarland is an artist that uses video and installation to reflect on narrative constructions of counter-culturalism and political protest. McFarland lives and works in Co. Tyrone and Glasgow. Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Complex Seer, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry (2017); Draft Systems, WRO Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw (2017); In the Jungle of Cities, Glasgow International, Glasgow (2016). McFarland is a recipient of the PS² Artist Development Programme funded by the Freelands Foundation; and the Arts Council Northern Ireland ACES Award (2017-2018); and is a co-founder of the artist run publishing imprint Soft. Fiction Projects.

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