Anne Maree Barry’s research led practice addresses connections within contemporary space, which unites memory, narrative, geography, sociology and architecture. The result being creative non fiction films that explore Barry’s sense of self and space, within a community.
From subcultures to cities, from working with actors and non actors, her concern is to find a common thread that links the past and the present. Using a learnt methodology to present her research in a different manner than conventional documentary film – voice-over, music and narrative arcs based on real life, are conveyed in a layered hybrid form. The merging of these elements has a strong aesthetic feel and breaks from the traditional structure of documentary.
Barry’s work has been selected and screened at international film festivals, museums and public institutions, such as the Irish Film Institute, The Dublin International Film Festival, Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival, Les Rencontres Internationales, The Dark Light Film Festival, Tampere Art Museum, Dublin City Gallery’s The Hugh Lane and The LAB. Missing Green (2013) a research led documentary short film screened as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Open House programme, Learning from Buildings at Pallas Projects, Dublin and was also shortlisted and nominated for a Radharc Award. Her most recent film project No Mean City (2015) was produced with assistance from The Liaison of Independent Film Makers of Toronto – LIFT and Screen Training Ireland – Bursary Award. She is a current resident at The Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin.