"oh, my roads and their cadence"
A fairytale about home, loneliness and how a dog rescued this artist from being physically and mentally stuck.The 11-minute moving image piece documents the unusual journey the artist took with her dog in search of a definition for home and to break the crippling melancholy she was experiencing. Sorcha walked from Dublin to Roscommon in four days with her rescue dog, Murphy. The destination was her Grandparents (long since passed away) house in Drivera. Her first memory of home that had recently become embedded in her thoughts. The film is a mix of film, still images, walking and dancing, It is narrated by Sorcha’s father, Tony.
The work premiered at the NCAD MFA graduate exhibition will hopefully the beginning of a larger project for Kenny looking at the relationship between art, dogs and mental health.
Sorcha Kenny is an artist, director and actor Her previous work includes DOLLS (Winner of the First Fortnight award), Walking We Ask Questions, My Life in Dresses and The Woman Who Left Herself (winner of Spirit of the Fringe). She has just completed an MFA in Art in the Digital World at NCAD.