Ann Maree Barry

How to be other than body, Futures, Series 3, Episode 1, RHA 2017

Anne Maree Barry’s research led practice addresses connections within contemporary space, which unites memory, narrative, geography, sociology and architecture. The result being creative non fiction films that explore Barry’s sense of self and space, within a community. From subcultures to cities, from working with actors and non actors, her concern is to find a common thread that links the past and the present. Using a learnt methodology to present her research in a different manner than conventional documentary film – voice-over, music and narrative arcs based on real life, are conveyed in a layered hybrid form. The merging of these elements has a strong aesthetic feel and breaks from the traditional structure of documentary. Barry’s eclectic work is also influenced by popular culture, various music genres and the language of film.

Anne Maree Barry’s work has been selected and screened at international film festivals, museums and public institutions. Such as The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales, Tampere Art Museum, Dublin City Gallery’s The Hugh Lane and The LAB. Missing Green (2013) screened as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Open House programme, Learning from Buildings at Pallas Projects and was also shortlisted and nominated for a Radharc Award 2014. She has recently completed a research led film No Mean City, which was produced with assistance from The Liaison of Independent Film Makers of Toronto – LIFT.

Image credits:

Film Still No Mean City (2015) 14:31 IRL/CA

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