For GHost IV, at St John on Bethnal Green, Illion East was an installation screened on the end wall of the north gallery. It was about a remote village in the west of Ireland struck by lighting in the 1970s and after the tragedy was abandoned. The land was sold and is slowly being reclaimed by a later planted forest.
It is one of the many eroded and derelict villages still visible in this rugged landscape, deserted either during the Famine or at a much later date. This installation seeks to capture the past presence and spirit of the people who lived there while reflecting on the loss implicit in this site.
(video and images below)