Limerick, Ireland
Frank Sweeney, Few Can See, film still, 2023.

Frank Sweeney – Few Can See

2nd September 2023

EVA International at Belltable

A screening programme of works by Irish & international artists as part of the 40th EVA International held at Belltable featuring Few Can See, 2023 by Frank Sweeney followed by a discussion panel on 2 September 2023.

Broadcasters across these islands have entered into a blackout strike. The workers are transmitting a programme bringing censored voices back onto the airwaves.

Few Can See examined the legacy of broadcast censorship of the conflict in the north of Ireland and political movements during this era. The project attempted to recreate material absent from state archives due to censorship, based on contemporary oral history interviews.

Frank Sweeney is an artist working with film and sound who lives in Dublin (IE). Sweeney has presented work at public arts institutions and galleries including Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry (NI), the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (IE) and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin (IE).

Few Can See, 2023 was an EVA Platform Commission for the 40th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of Contemporary Art.


Cast: Jane Deasey, Janie Doherty, Domhnall Herdman, Gerard Kelly, Lauren Larkin, Matthew Malone

Directed by: Frank Sweeney

Script by: Séan Finnan &Frank Sweeney

Producer: Emma Coen

Director of Photography: Gráinne Galvin

Gaffer: Rory Fitzpatrick

Set Design & Construction: Michelle Malone

Costume: Ellen Kirk

Hair and Make Up: Tee Elliot

Assistant Director: Rory Sweeney

Camera Assistant: Rory Fitzpatrick

Assistant Producer: Alice Quinn Banville

Writing Consultancy: Tadhg O’Sullivan

Mentorship: Jesse Jones

Set Technicians: Aoife Ward, Stephane Hanley

Collage Wall & Designer: Cóilín O’Connell

Editors: Michael Barwise, Frank Sweeny

Composer & Mixer: Morgan Buckley

Graphics: Dylan Montgomery

Colour Grade: Michael Higgins

Special Thanks: Betty Purcell

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland

Kindly supported by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

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