Nostalgia, if we consider its etymological origins as an acute homesickness, a desire for home, is a useful meaning with which to engage with Fionna Murray's A Real Corner of the World. Murray examines the role of place, separation and unreliable memories of the past and how they contribute to constructing our perception of the present. While each one of these areas is a thematic heavy-hitter Murray manages to break them down into small fragmentary elements that go to create a subtle, articulate and thoughtful show.
painted young girl under a street lamp. Similarly derived from an existing painting, in this case one shown in Cédric Klapisch's 1996 exploration of place in Paris, Chacun cherche son chat, the title reads autobiographically, yet "That's me?" is simply what appeared as the subtitle when the painting was in shot.
A Real Corner of the World, The Dock Leitrim, October - December 2007 reviewed by Brian Fay Circa, No. 123 pp. 78-79