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“Call of the Sí” (00:11:00) by David Ian Bickley, Ireland, 2021
Late one night, an Irish farmer leaves the pub only to stumble upon “a stray sod” — a bewitched piece of earth which leads him into faerie land, and a journey along a supernatural river to sea, and ultimately, to reunification with his deceased wife.
David Ian Bickley is an award-winning media artist whose body of work spans the primitive technological of the 1970’s to the digital cutting edge of today. His media work has manifested as television, installation, electronic music and video art.
His work has been shown in many major museums, galleries and festivals around the world; including the CICA Museum, Korea; Science Gallery, Dublin; A & I GALLERY, LOS ANGELES; HAUN TIE ART MUSEUM, BEIJING; The Electric Picnic and the Glucksman, Cork.
LUX London distributes his video art along with [S]edition online. In the early 1980’s Bickley’s video work won 1st prize at the Sony UK Festival and after a move to Ireland in the early 90’s he was fundamental in the evolution of Irish electronic music, earning a Hotpress award in the process.
Besides producing video art Bickley has also made important arts documentaries including “The Man Who Shot Beckett” and the “Celtic Songlines”. His themes reside in mythic and folklore motif and often use landscape as a form to reflect and process these ideas
Director: David Ian Bickley