Last Wednesday saw the opening in MART  of an exhibition of two video works by internationally respected Berlin based artists Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani. 

At the exhibition opening. L->R: Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin, Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani, Barry Kehoe, Katharine Maurer.

At the exhibition opening. L->R: Ciara Scanlan, Matthew Nevin, Nina Fischer, Maroan el Sani, Barry Kehoe, Katharine Maurer.

Narita Field Trip, looks at how two Tokyo teenagers deal with the experience of encountering a farming community that is fighting against the expansion of Narita airport, a development that threatens to swallow and destroy their farms, homes, livelihood and community. (HD, colour, stereo, 30 min. 2010)

Spelling Dystopia, is a film that explores a community’s memory of the abandoned coal mining centre, Hashima Island, once the most densely populated place on earth, now known as the backdrop for teen horror movie Battle Royale and as a home for Bond villains. (HD,16:9, 2 channel video installation, colour, stereo, 17:25 min)

The exhibition is Curated by Barry Kehoe and continues daily 1-6pm (except Mondays) until October 26th. Admission free.