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Chronicle Five: My Truth and Yours

1st Jan 2023

Taking the form of a feature length film that has no discernible beginning, middle or end, My Truth and Yours is a poetic visual odyssey encapsulating the individual experiences of a community.

Project Details
Creative Team
  • Collaborators: Amanda Ellis, Annie, Carol, Daniel, Danny Haas, Fergal Feeney, Glynis, Jean Haas, Jenna, Jenny, Joan O’Sullivan, Kelly, Linda Bridgeman, Lorraine Morris, Martin, Michele Donohoe, Noeleen Fulham, Pat O’Sullivan, Patricia Cooke, Sami Corcoran, Sharon Doyle and Tracey
  • Artist: Mark Storor

Taking the form of a feature length film that has no discernible beginning, middle or end, My Truth and Yours is a poetic visual odyssey encapsulating the individual experiences of a community. It is a collection of tender, intimate, sometimes intensely private moments.

We are invited to keep vigil with those on the screen, to share in the experience with one another as an audience: to bear witness to a series of actions that endeavour to give form to aspects of our lives that are often felt, rarely heard and hardly ever seen. The film offers us a portal into another place, giving us a different sense of time and space for contemplation and reflection.

Mothers, sisters, friends, fathers, uncles, neighbours, daughters and sons, impacted by suicide offer us a vivid view into their truths and give space for the truths of others. These may not always sit comfortably alongside one another but they are undeniable in their honesty. Together they manifest something sacred, to be in awe of and to respect. It is a sincere attempt to make the invisible incarnate.

“Acknowledging the truth

I meet my core.

Whose truth?

Mine”

Part of The Suicide Chronicles, a collaborative artistic project led by Mark Storor working with communities impacted by suicide, aiming to collectively find a language to articulate and explore the complex, layered experience of suicide.

For more information about The Suicide Chronicles please contact emily@heartofglass.org.uk.

A co-commission with Tallaght Community Arts, the projects has been developed over the past year through creative workshops with twenty three residents many of whom were brought together through NINA For Life, a local suicide awareness support group.

Supported by Creative Ireland and Arts Council England with special thanks to NINA For Life, Kingswood Community Centre, and Kingswood Community College. Filmed at Mill Studios.

Mark Storor