Place Your Finger (2019)

'Place Your Finger (2019)' is a video-work in which the image/idea communicates directly with the viewer-cum-artist as if it were alive. The 'image/idea' invites the viewer-cum-artist to collude with it in various actions until it is 'successful'. The conversation continues throughout the exhibition with an accompanying audio-work on Mp3.

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Duration 00:03:15

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Dead Her (2018)

'Dead Her' is written, directed and performed by Sonia Shiel in a narrated sequence of synchronised and interwoven, audio-cum-visual punchlines, using animation, performance, appropriated footage and a desktop cursor. In it the central protagonist is a woman half-way through her life, who undergoes treatment to attain a fuller, more meaningful smile.

Duration: 00:17:22


Sideways Mary (2018)

Sideways’ (2018) is a dramatised animation, performed/screened at The Observatory, UCD, 2018. Written, animated and narrated by Sonia Shiel, with video featuring an ensemble cast and appropriated footage, it tells a story of compromise. Short on room, a couple negotiate the space they share together with geometric precision, until a secret moves in and turns everything over.

Sideways’ (2018) is a dramatised animation, performed/screened at The Observatory, UCD, 2018. Written, animated and narrated by Sonia Shiel, with video featuring an ensemble cast and appropriated footage, it tells a story of compromise. Short on room, a couple negotiate the space they share together with geometric precision, until a secret moves in and turns everything over.

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Pet Boy and The Bird’s Dream (2016)

‘Pet Boy And The Bird’s Dream’ features handmade props-cum-sculptures; costumes, and make-up; cut-out facade structures and characters; animation/video and set-pieces, around which the action is performed, gestured, hung and narrated.

‘Pet Boy And The Bird’s Dream’ features handmade props-cum-sculptures; costumes, and make-up; cut-out facade structures and characters; animation/video and set-pieces, around which the action is performed, gestured, hung and narrated.

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Parse (2014)

Using hand painted footage, projection panning, model making, animated sculpture, stop motion animation and found footage, 'Parse' is the story of a young girl determined to bring about the return of her mother from a trip to outer space, in accordance with the laws of jocular physics under which her world is ruled.