Peter Maybury’s ‘On being there’ screening at Lighthouse Cinema - Open House Dublin 2023

Peter Maybury’s ‘On being there’ screening at Lighthouse Cinema

Light House Cinema, Market Street South, Smithfield, Dublin 7
Tour Dates & Times
  • Sunday 16 October:
  • 12pm – 2pm
Dark room with film projection. Large rocks on the floor

Drop into Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield for a unique opportunity to watch Peter’s Maybury film followed by a chat with Nathalie Weadick, Tom dePaor and Peter Maybury.

Not necessary to pre book tickets, look for Open House Volunteers on arrival

On being there

2022 / Ireland / 60 min / Art, Architecture

A Gall film by Peter Maybury.


On being there is a filmic encounter with the material and outputs of the office of Tom dePaor. The earliest project represented here is from 1991, and the film spans 30 years to include a project at Dysart, Co. Wicklow. There is the place itself. There are notebooks, drawings, prints, scale models, 35mm slides, photographs, films, files, books, writing. A diversity of materials and media, evidencing significant technological changes in production and reproduction. This is the raw material. The film is a rerecording, or sampling of this material, where scale, media, and modes of presentation and realisation merge. The linear transition from drawing to model to built landscape and documentation is disrupted. The film explores the permeability of the image. Animated or activated through movement and operation, everything can be superimposed, overlaid, or cut into. An audio-visual encounter with place, within the space of the screen and the loudspeaker.


The film was commissioned by the Irish Architecture Foundation for the Tom dePaor exhibition ‘i see Earth’ Building and Ground 1991-2021 at VISUAL Carlow (February-May 2022), curated by Nathalie Weadick and supported by the Arts Council.


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