Dream the End

Dorje de Burgh

Dream the End is an ongoing experiment born of obsession and loss - an attempt to reconstitute a lost city, a vanished civilisation, a family disappeared.

It is a map of oedipal desire and its potential for violent and destructive excess; a cross generational collaboration, an analysis of the flow of intra-subjective trauma, a matrixial duet.

It is a search for presence within a lost ocean of immaterial absence, a grasping at how little we know, can ever know, and now never will. How little photographs can say. It is a re-presencing of the dead and a re-telling of grief.

It is also a telling of my mother’s story, the story of our relationship, its intensity, and its end.

‘Especially intriguing... a rich, novelistic -or filmic - texture.’

Hugh Linehan, The Irish Times

‘A work of mourning, loss and memory... a sort of imaginative, open-ended and unresolved link between the past and the present.’

Justin Carville, Visual Artists Ireland