Limerick, Ireland

Sarah Durcan

The Invisibles, 2023

A film that took a ‘spectro-feminist’ approach to the story of Ella Young (1876-1956), a lesser known Irish writer and revolutionary activist. Young was also a theosophist, believing in the agency of trees, mountains and fairies, later emigrating to California after becoming disillusioned with the formation of the Irish Free State. The film speculated on Young’s identity and the ‘otherworld’ of subjects that were excluded at the inception of the Irish nation state.

Sarah Durcan is a filmmaker, writer and academic, who lives in Dublin (IE). Durcan has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including the Birkberk Institute for the Moving Image, London (UK) and The Irish Film Institute, Dublin (IE).

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