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Congregation
Malcolm Glover
2014 -2016


A video installation by
Malcolm Glover

Digital production: Eddie Knight
Production co-ordinator: Nicola Joy
Text: Mark C. Hewitt

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Congregation is an obliquely autobiographical work that depicts two rows of parishioners, each led by their local priest as they recite the Our Father. One of the sequences was filmed at Drumkeeran Church, in County Leitrim, Ireland, where Malcolm Glover's mother was born and brought up, and the other in Southern England, where Glover himself was brought up and taken to Mass by his mother, eventually becoming an altar server. In the installation, the two rows of worshippers are projected onto panels facing each other, setting up a cycle of speaking and silence, presence and absence. The text that accompanies the work is written by Mark C. Hewitt.

Read the text »
Visit the project website here »

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The work was shown for the first time at the Lucy Bell Photographic Gallery in St Leonards-on-Sea in February, 2016.

Read the review in the Hastings Online Times »
Feature in the Wall Street International (online) magazine »

Below:
• Malcolm Glover's grandfather's grave in Drumkeeran
• Glover & MCH, both looking dodgy in Dublin Airport after the first visit to County Leitrim in 2014
• Nicola Joy and Eddie Knight at the shoot in the Church of St Brigid, Drumkeeran
• The shoot in the Church of St Thomas of Canterbury & the English Martyrs, St Leonards on Sea

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The video shoot in Drumkeeran, in the Parish of Inishmagrath, was photographed by the Priest, Father Alwill. You can see his photos on the website of the Parish of Inishmagrath:
here »

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