Mick Fortune’s practice explores aspects of drug addiction through the medium of film. This work is the result of several interviews conducted with people with a history of addiction.
Each piece attempts to portray both the human experience of these individuals and the more ambiguous elements which are shared in each of their stories. The unstructured nature of events intends to allude to the presence of the camera as a mere coincidental event in a recurring cycle of Decay. The performers exist in a state of suspended animation. The use of lighting enables the figures to merge into the surroundings and as the events unfold the sense of foreboding is heightened.
(Cork Film Centre/WIT award winner 2016)