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Films


 

 

WHEN BOUNDARIES FADELeonard Sheil (Irl) and Norbert Maringer show work for the first time in Galerie Nothburga Innsbruck.

Sheil’s paintings sit on an uncomfortable edge to Maringer’s objects,but in this Baroque building in the heart

of the city,they explore their own boundaries and territory.


With Maringer’s work, the earth materially and symbolically runs through his objects,and the sea,the subject matter of some of Sheil’s work for over 20 years,

contains some of its primary elements,like salt. Following Sheil’s exhibition Sea Change earlier this summer in Ireland at Droichead Arts Centre,

the work in this show further investigates the idea of known position and unknown destination.

SEA CHANGE

The Sea is a force of nature that has always had a mesmerising hold on human beings. It used to be an important means to explore and discover, to trade and to transit.

It knows no boundaries but its own, and even then, a tsunami is always possible. Long ago they thought if you sailed to the horizon you would fall off the edge of earth.

In some ways this is the vast ocean and the edge that Sheil navigates in his exciting body of work called Sea-Change. 

 

REVEAL A myth revealed by an 8mm film from the late 1940’s.

The evidence is of a vessel that was sailed in Dun Laoghaire Ireland,

and apparently won in a game of cards. Dedicated to Captain David Sheil,one of the crew.

This short film was first shown at the exhibition SEA CHANGE by Leonard Sheil at Droichead Arts Centre Ireland 20

KISH

For years now the KISH Lighthouse has stood alone, automated and unmanned in the arc of Dublin bay.

It is one of a kind. Unique in Irish maritime architectural history. Seen by many, visited by few.

What sights and sounds wash against its structures? What spirits haunt its curved walls? What is it really like out there?

 

HERMITAGE

Skellig Michael lies 12 kilometres off Bolus Head, the western most tip of the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Early Christian monks believed that union with God could best be attained by withdrawal to isolated regions.

Between the 6th and 8th centuries the island became an important spiritual retreat for a settlement of ascetic monks.

 

FASTNET- The rock that stands aloneAn interactive video book available on the itunes store,it tells the history of the Fastnet Lighthouse,one of the world's most famous

lighthouses.Its name in the Irish language An Charring Aonar translates as the rock that stands alone,and serves as a rounding beacon for the

legendary Rolex Fastnet yacht race. The interactive book charts the development of the lighthouse over its lifespan,its relationship with the

people who built the extraordinary tower,and nowadays those who race around the rock.It offers a unique access to the tower.with unique

footage of its interior as well as its treacherous exterior.It documents a truly magnificent structure to human endeavour and the dedication

of the mariners,engineers,and light keepers who continue to be the life of this now automated lighthouse,that stands solitary in the Atlantic.

A Solid Design production in association with Lightkeepers.com.

 

 

Skellig Michael - An interactive video book

A 6th century monastic site,sits on top of a majestic outcrop of rock, in the Atlantic off the south west Irish coast. Now a UNESCO

Heritage site its a testament to the extraordinary life these monks lived on a barren place,nonetheless sublime.The book contains

video ,music,old maps,drawings and animation.Discover the island and experience it as if you were almost there for real.

A Solid Design production in association with Lightkeepers.com,available on the itunes store (books section).

 

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Films


 

 

WHEN BOUNDARIES FADELeonard Sheil (Irl) and Norbert Maringer show work for the first time in Galerie Nothburga Innsbruck.

Sheil’s paintings sit on an uncomfortable edge to Maringer’s objects,but in this Baroque building in the heart

of the city,they explore their own boundaries and territory.


With Maringer’s work, the earth materially and symbolically runs through his objects,and the sea,the subject matter of some of Sheil’s work for over 20 years,

contains some of its primary elements,like salt. Following Sheil’s exhibition Sea Change earlier this summer in Ireland at Droichead Arts Centre,

the work in this show further investigates the idea of known position and unknown destination.

SEA CHANGE

The Sea is a force of nature that has always had a mesmerising hold on human beings. It used to be an important means to explore and discover, to trade and to transit.

It knows no boundaries but its own, and even then, a tsunami is always possible. Long ago they thought if you sailed to the horizon you would fall off the edge of earth.

In some ways this is the vast ocean and the edge that Sheil navigates in his exciting body of work called Sea-Change. 

 

REVEAL A myth revealed by an 8mm film from the late 1940’s.

The evidence is of a vessel that was sailed in Dun Laoghaire Ireland,

and apparently won in a game of cards. Dedicated to Captain David Sheil,one of the crew.

This short film was first shown at the exhibition SEA CHANGE by Leonard Sheil at Droichead Arts Centre Ireland 20

KISH

For years now the KISH Lighthouse has stood alone, automated and unmanned in the arc of Dublin bay.

It is one of a kind. Unique in Irish maritime architectural history. Seen by many, visited by few.

What sights and sounds wash against its structures? What spirits haunt its curved walls? What is it really like out there?

 

HERMITAGE

Skellig Michael lies 12 kilometres off Bolus Head, the western most tip of the Iveragh Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland.

Early Christian monks believed that union with God could best be attained by withdrawal to isolated regions.

Between the 6th and 8th centuries the island became an important spiritual retreat for a settlement of ascetic monks.

 

FASTNET- The rock that stands aloneAn interactive video book available on the itunes store,it tells the history of the Fastnet Lighthouse,one of the world's most famous

lighthouses.Its name in the Irish language An Charring Aonar translates as the rock that stands alone,and serves as a rounding beacon for the

legendary Rolex Fastnet yacht race. The interactive book charts the development of the lighthouse over its lifespan,its relationship with the

people who built the extraordinary tower,and nowadays those who race around the rock.It offers a unique access to the tower.with unique

footage of its interior as well as its treacherous exterior.It documents a truly magnificent structure to human endeavour and the dedication

of the mariners,engineers,and light keepers who continue to be the life of this now automated lighthouse,that stands solitary in the Atlantic.

A Solid Design production in association with Lightkeepers.com.

 

 

Skellig Michael - An interactive video book

A 6th century monastic site,sits on top of a majestic outcrop of rock, in the Atlantic off the south west Irish coast. Now a UNESCO

Heritage site its a testament to the extraordinary life these monks lived on a barren place,nonetheless sublime.The book contains

video ,music,old maps,drawings and animation.Discover the island and experience it as if you were almost there for real.

A Solid Design production in association with Lightkeepers.com,available on the itunes store (books section).

 

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The Makers


The Makers

Leonard Sheil

has visited and made short films of some well known Irish Lighthouse locations.

These films explore the places, atmospheres, sounds and natural habitats.

They suggest what the isolation, disconnection and exposure to the elements might have been like. 

Not viewed from a historian’s or technician’s perspective, the videos explore the “Spirit” of the place.

www.leonardsheil.com

Nigel Baker brings originality, inventiveness, and imagination, he is one of those people who seem 

to have unlimited interests. He brings to Light Keepers his innovative facility with many different

media, which he blends with ease through his distinct style of graphic design.

His overall direction and  professional approach helps to keep Light Keepers on the right heading.

The Makers


The Makers

Leonard Sheil

has visited and made short films of some well known Irish Lighthouse locations.

These films explore the places, atmospheres, sounds and natural habitats.

They suggest what the isolation, disconnection and exposure to the elements might have been like. 

Not viewed from a historian’s or technician’s perspective, the videos explore the “Spirit” of the place.

www.leonardsheil.com

Nigel Baker brings originality, inventiveness, and imagination, he is one of those people who seem 

to have unlimited interests. He brings to Light Keepers his innovative facility with many different

media, which he blends with ease through his distinct style of graphic design.

His overall direction and  professional approach helps to keep Light Keepers on the right heading.

 
 
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