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 andÂ 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 orÂ unseen.
Conan McIvorÂ is aÂ filmmaker and videoÂ artist who creates short films, video installations, immersive environments andÂ video works for exhibition, theatreÂ and live performance, often mediated withinÂ site-specific presentations. To date, his work has been exhibited locally andÂ internationally in cities such asÂ New York, Trondheim, Sarajevo, Ojai, EdmontonÂ and Paris in a variety of exciting venues including a disused police station,Â freight container and sonic labÂ as well as traditional gallery spaces,Â international film festivals, national theatres, off-Broadway performances andÂ broadcast on national television.Â ConanÂ attended theÂ University of Ulster, where he studied Interactive Multimedia DesignÂ before receiving an MA in Film and Visual Studies from Queenâ€™sÂ UniversityÂ Belfast in 2007, during his studies he was awarded Northern IrelandÂ Screenâ€™s Bill Miskelly Award.