[…] SITEATION presents a short film by artist Michael Holly in the Chapter Room of the 12th Century St. Mary’s Abbey in Dublin City Centre for Culture Night 2014.
The Chapter Room is believed to be the original home of Our Lady Of Dublin; a rare oak carving of Madonna and Child. A replica now resides in the alcove where the statue once stood. The original statue now holds court at Whitefriar Church in the city.
The short film presented tonight by SITEATION is a parafictional imagining of the origins of this rare and beautiful statue. Based loosely on the short story: A Weary Man’s Utopia by Jorge Luis Borges, the film presents a conversation between an unknown narrator, and a traveller in time who claims to be the creator and protector of the statue.
SITEATION would like to thank the Office of Public Works, Dublin City Council Arts Office and the Culture Night staff for facilitating this once-off screening.