Artist: Conan McIvor
Exhibition Title: Sion
Venue: Sion Stables, 120a Melmont Road, Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone
Dates: 25/8/18 – 22/9/18
Sion, Sidheán, Síodhán, Sián
Sion is a lyrical, experimental film that examines the place, history and purpose of Sion Mills. The work, which combines original, aerial and archive footage in a multichannel collage is created as a site-specific audio-visual installation for Sion Stables. It reflects on the unique ideology of the village that transects an industrial and pastoral past, and seeks to explore the recreational, secular, and environmental aspects that contribute to the fabric of the village and its people. The show is thematically linked to the upcoming exhibition Lavish and Judicious at CCA Derry~Londonderry that explores the history of the utopian model village.
Artist Bio: Conan McIvor is a filmmaker and video artist, he creates short films, video installations, immersive environments and video works for theatre and live performance, often mediated within a sculptural or site-specific presentation.
Curator Bio: Mirjami Schuppert is an independent curator based in Belfast. The focus of her curatorial practice is collaborative production working together with artists on context and site-specific projects.