Distance From Stone — Video


HD Video / 2018
10 minutes [Subtitles Available]
From Obedient City

           Distance From Stone is a visitor centre style video about the history of heritage, stone and the city. Dublin in 2018 is a living museum and one whose obedient citizens have little control over. Taking pebbledash as a symbolic worship of stone and aspiration entirely unique to Ireland, the film negotiates in what way the city has made citizens obedient. Privatisation of resources and of history further distance the people who should be able to access them. Is the city an incinerator, which routinely burns heritage and turns it into a combustible gas? This film will answer all that, and send you on your way to the Monument.

Film by Michelle Doyle
Soundtrack - Ivan Pawle and Michelle Doyle