conan mcIvor

Conan McIvor

My artistic practice is primarily concerned with exploring the mythical, the sacred and the divine with an ever-present undercurrent of the ethereal. I often use the camera lens to reveal and magnify the spiritual relationship between the physical and abstract qualities of performances; and use elements of dream, ritual, and metaphor to create a dramatic visual landscape. I am interested in subjects and ideas that occupy the space between, the shades of grey that exist as the impermanent or unseen.


Conan McIvor is a filmmaker and video artist who creates short films, video installations, immersive environments and video works for exhibition, theatre and live performance, often mediated within site-specific presentations. To date, his work has been exhibited locally and internationally in cities such as New York, Trondheim, Sarajevo, Ojai, Edmonton and Paris in a variety of exciting venues including a disused police station, freight container and sonic lab as well as traditional gallery spaces, international film festivals, national theatres, off-Broadway performances and broadcast on national television. Conan attended the University of Ulster, where he studied Interactive Multimedia Design before receiving an MA in Film and Visual Studies from Queen’s University Belfast in 2007, during his studies he was awarded Northern Ireland Screen’s Bill Miskelly Award.