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Man of Aran is more than a documentary, it is a great film, made of cinematography by Robert Flaherty and editing unsurpassed to this day. John Goldman, the editor of Man of Aran, is emphatic, “it was not a documentary, it was not intended to be a documentary… it was a piece of poetry”.

This film was chosen for its poetry of image. Its topic of working with nature, enduring and overcoming hardships is a struggle that lift’s one’s spirit. The film is fictional, the sequences were shot many times over and were acted out by local people chosen by Flaherty. It was a silent film with the dialogue and sound dubbed in later. Come out to see this extraordinary film.



Pandemonium - Nature and Time

The Gallery at the Bellport Brookhaven Historical Society
12 Bell Street, Village of Bellport, NY

September 18th - October 31, 2021
Open Fri 4 - 7 pm, Sat 1 - 7 pm, Sun 11 - 5 pm



Pandemonium is pleased to present an exhibition by artists Mary Boochever, peter campus, Jamie Dearing, Kathleen J Graves, Elyzabeth Meade, Andreas Rentsch, Helen Rousakis and Antonio Trimani.

The artists have chosen multiple formats for presenting their ideas - painting, performance, photography, video, sculpture, ink on washi and digital drawing.

Their work encompasses their experience in nature and their concern for the human influence over it. Each has a different emphasis in method, thought and materials so that the variations between the works create a dynamic interpretation of the outdoors.

Robert MacFarlane writes, “Loss is the tune of our age, hard to miss and hard to bear. Creatures, places and words disappear…”

Artists gage time directly through their process. Working with time and space, the physical object emerges. The arrow of time moves forward to the future and is, therefore asymmetrical. Can we predict and know the future? The work in Pandemonium has multiple expressions regarding nature and exposes critique with subtlety. Yet it is nearsighted and neglectful if we fail to develop solutions for our future.

We want the work to ask and answer questions. Is the object beautiful or even necessary? Is the artwork political or aesthetic, have meaning or a symbiosis? Is the work more empirical or rational or is it both? How does the artwork enrich a viewer’s life? Why is it important, even as the work answers with itself, to connect and negotiate meaning.

Specifying time in nature says we’re here and we experience our own ontology or state of being. With regard for nature we examine and reveal our environmental moment and mark it to be seen.

Exhibition Artists are: Mary Boochever, peter campus, Jamie Dearing, Kathleen J Graves, Elyzabeth Meade Ph.D., Andreas Rentsch, Helen Rousakis and Antonio Trimani.

Pandemonium - Nature and Time is produced by Kathleen J Graves.



Click here for more information and the Pandemonium Website.