Pat Collins & Sharon Whooley
“Fathom is a short film work that has the Fastnet Lighthouse as its central subject. Through our exploration of the physical reality of the lighthouse, and the changes of light and sea, we also think about isolation, suspened time, the solitary mind dwelling on the interior world and the great feelings that nature and confinement can induce.
We use the lighthouse to evoke in the viewer the idea that, we are, in an important sense, the places that we inhabit. Martin Heidegger wrote on the significance of building and dwelling and the special kind of thinking that the sense of place fosters. “ Thinking is an essential component of dwelling.” We want to evoke in the viewer a contemplation on solitutde and silence and our place in the world.”
Sharon Whooley & Pat Collins