Testimonies of the River
© By Marie Barrett
Testimonies of the River was a cross-border public art project that engaged directly with a range of individuals and groups to visualise and articulate the community’s responses and connections to the river Foyle and its environment. These explorations were reflected in a series of oral testimonies, photographic portraits and video recordings.
The audio work produced was broadcast from the Foyle ferry, as it traversed the border. A time-lapse film portrait of the River Foyle was also projected. Two cameras recorded the river from fixed viewpoints at Greencastle, Co. Donegal and Magilligan Point, Co. Derry. The imagery reflects the night time navigation of ships, Magilligan Prison, Martello Towers, local people, and the flow and ebb of the river itself.
Marie Barrett’s exploration of the Foyle estuary provided an illustration of life on separate side of the border.
Site specific public art
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