An interview with Maeve Brennan, where she expands on the ideas behind her film ‘Listening in the Dark’, part of our Film Exposed season.
Many human beings have become horribly blind to the effect they have on the natural environment. Yet all around us those repercussions reverberate. In this interview Brennans takes us on the journey she went on in making of ‘Listening in the Dark’, as she dives down caves and cliffs, finds experts in the field who amplify our understanding of bats, opening up an universe of natural marvels that serves to reveal our humbling insignificance in the bigger scheme of things – but also the disproportionate damage we are capable of doing to the planet.
Maeve Brennan exhibits internationally, including British Art Show (2021), Copperfield, London (2020) Jerwood Space, London (2018), Chisenhale Gallery, London (2017). Dar el Nimer, Beirut (2016); and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2015).
Image: FVU Frames Maeve Brennan, Listening in the Dark, 2018 (still). Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella. Jerwood/FVU Awards. Courtesy of the artist.