Kevin Gaffney




Far from the reach of the sun

A Numbness in the Mouth

The mirror is dark and inky

Our Stranded Friends in Distant Lands

Everything Disappears

Seeing Colours in an Oil Slick

The Moonless Ocean

Being In the Twofold World


An Oral Fixation

The Unnameable



Bio & CV







The Moonless Ocean (8mins 23sec, 2013) is a short film exploring the presentation and manipulation of the self. The characters, masked in the likeness of their own faces and bodies, are fragments of the self, bound by the limits of their own transformation. Actively pursuing a transcendence of the self often has a performative and ritualistic element, and the characters are seen repeatedly simulating each other’s actions in an incessant search for, or an attempt to erase, something unseen. Baths, pools and the sea act as motifs in which the psychology of the characters becomes physicalized. The title posits another physical existence, where the power of the moon over the ocean does not exist, acting as a reflection of the character’s state of entropy.


Installation at Galway Arts Centre, 8th March- 13th April 2013.



The Earth Rings in Your Ears, Eight Gallery, Dublin, 2013.


The Poetry Project, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, 2013.

Kevin Gaffney & Sally-Anne Kelly. Supported by the Arts Council's Film Project Award.