New Generation Gallery

Cathal Luddy

Masters in Fine Art , National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery


By means of still and moving-image, my practice combines a documentarian impulse, often taking the form of interviews, found-footage and observational filming, with narrative-based fiction. This interplay between fact and fabrication facilitates a reflexive cinema, commited to both storytelling and the means by which stories are told, representing representation itself, prompting inquiry into the powers, dangers and responsibilities of reality-shaping media. My subject matter, while eclectic, orbits the absurd relationship between ecology, understood as the undefinable, structureless mechanism of the universe, and the human endeavour to define it in the age of the Anthropocene. 'On the Float' is a reflexive documentary exploring the theme of masculinity. Its nonlinear, bricolage assembly meshes interview extracts of varying perspectives with found, staged and candid scenes ranging from intense football rivalries to jostling with unforgiving Atlantic Waves.

More info about Cathal Luddy at instagram.com/baldface1

"On The Float"; Film Still
"On The Float"; Film Still
"On The Float"; Film Still
"On The Float"; Film Still
"On The Float"; Film Still
"On The Float"; Film Still
Share