Charlotte Prodger’s Stoneymollan Trail, 2015, the sole work in her first Dublin show, is a dense, elliptical, fitfully autobiographical film essay. It is the Glasgow-based artist’s most substantial moving-image production to date, but throughout its fifty-one restless minutes, it remains a work in search of a finished form. Pieced together from a media-miscellany of HD camera clips, iPhone videos, and older footage found in Prodger’s personal archive of camcorder cassettes, this is at once a tightly packed montage of recorded memories and an insistently inchoate account of the artist’s recent past.
Prodger’s previous works have often had an edgy, subjective focusincorporating fragments of intimate stories frequently associated with the fleeting encounters and obsessive affiliations of club culturewhile also remaining suspicious of art’s conventions of expressive
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