Katie McFadden

Katie McFadden

I create short films in which humans are seemingly adrift in unfamiliar landscapes. In an attempt to discuss the fractured relationship between us and our surroundings.

Katie McFadden is a filmmaker and artist born in Ireland. Her work deals with issues surrounding the digital age, and belonging. Deeply focused on the landscape her work often questions the purpose and impact of humanity on the natural, illuminating the increasingly fractured relationship between humanity and the authentic.

Katie McFadden has recently graduated from Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology, and currently resides in Berlin. She has exhibited and screened works internationally at the Station to Station film festival, RCC Donegal, Zollamt Galerie, Galerie HBK Saar, Roheline Saal Tallinn, and IMMA.

Only Salt

HD Video / 06:26 min / 2019

‘Only Salt’ is a short experimental documentary piece. Through long static shots the camera captures the movements of people within a mountainous landscape. Viewed from high above, the people seem dwarfed within this world. Looking at themes of temporality and alienation within the modern world, the film crafts an almost alien world out of several very ordinary scenes. The film raises questions of modern man’s position and connection to the world around us. The slow nature of the film presents itself as an inversion of today’s speed and underlines the spatio-temporal nature of human life. In several long takes, it challenges the attention span of the audience, and hopes to provide a place of solace from the fast paced media landscape that surrounds us.

This Mechanical Fluidity

HD Video / 03:29 min / 2019

‘This Mechanical Fluidity’ centers on the movement of water, as a reflection of time and therefore of film itself. Water flows on screen representing the movement of cinema, contrasted by the abandoned and the natural. The individual is enveloped in the medium, and changed by it.