Our Lady of Oxmanstown. Video installation, St. Mary's Abbey, Dublin, 2014.
The 12th Century Chapter Room at St. Mary's Abbey is believed to be the original home of Our Lady Of Dublin; a rare oak carving of Madonna and Child. A replica now resides in the alcove where the statue once stood. The original statue now holds court at Whitefriar Church in the city.
The short film was a parafictional imagining of the origins of this rare and beautiful statue. Based loosely on the short story: A Weary Man’s Utopia by Jorge Luis Borges, the film presents a conversation between an unknown narrator, and a traveller in time who claims to be the creator and protector of the statue.