Memory RoomIreland, 2018, 22 min, Colour
Memory Room retraces the steps of an Irish forester sent to northern Finland in 1946 to find trees sufficient in size and number to be used as electricity poles in Ireland. At this time in Princeton University, a team of mathematicians attempting to code the first computing machine, discovered that the most efficient search of an unmapped territory is to venture outwards on random paths. Employing this logic the filmmakers attempted to use one epic landscape to locate and give meaning to the other.
Directors:Adrian Duncan,Feargal Ward
Cinematography:Feargal Ward,Jonathan Sammon
Feargal Ward is a filmmaker and artist based in Berlin. His most recent film 'Memory Room' world premiered at IDFA 2018 as part of Paradocs. His feature length film The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid also premiered in the main competition at IDFA Amsterdam in 2017. Adrian Duncan is an artist and writer based in Ireland and Berlin. His visual-art work is primarily installation based, most often using photography, film and sculpture. His process of making and the aesthetic of his works derives from an interest in language, and the processes of construction – amateur and professional.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,
IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -
Italy, 2019, Ttrento FF,
Ttrento FF, Italy 2019 -
Ireland, 2019, Doc Fest, Belfast,
Doc Fest, Belfast, Ireland 2019 -