Super 8mm/ silent with subtitles/ colour/ 2006/ 7.07 mins

Commissioned by the Cork City and County Archives this short experimental, documentary-style film was shot entirely on super 8 mm film and remains true to its silent origins choosing instead to use the power of the image and subtitles to convey its meaning. Asked to work with a local community from Blackpool in Cork where the Archive building is located, the artist worked with a variety of people old and new to this very settled community. Working closely with the participants, the artist asked them to choose an item that held a very special meaning in their lives and represented their own personal archive and explain the meaning it held for them.