Tomorrow we will be screening 2 film shorts at 3.30pm in the NCAD Gallery.
Transplant (2008), 35min by Tim Wainwright and John Wynne. The Transplant project began with a year-long residency at Harefield Hospital, one of the world’s leading centres for heart and lung transplants. Working closely with photographer Tim Wainwright, I recorded patients, the devices they were attached to or had implanted in them, and the hospital itself. “In various ways, heart and lung transplants blur the easy distinctions between life and death, between being alive and not. The transplant unit at Harefield is a place where all these issues cross, where dying and living has a different and more elastic meaning than in the world outside.’ Charles Darwent (Art critic, Independent on Sunday).
I used to say it was gold, but really it’s a platinum one, Platinum (2011) 21min, by The Living Gift Transplant Support Group and Ciara McMahon. This film resulted from a 9month collaboration between the Living Gift members and Ciara McMahon. It discusses life after transplantation.