Fearful for the future and restricted in our movement, many of us have found comfort, strength, and hope in our appreciation of art, music, and literature these past few months. Without access to our theatres, galleries, music venues, and concert halls, we have engaged with friends and family online and created beautiful things in the downtime. We have read, listened to music, and created colourful rainbows. We’ve done all of this, at home.
The MAC wanted to create a series of online video pieces, with your help, entitled HOME – Noli Timere. Translated as ‘don’t be afraid’, ‘Noli Timere’ was the final text sent by Seamus Heaney to his wife, Marie. The sentiment is equally powerful and appropriate in the context of the current pandemic. Imagination and creativity have been our shield and our sword – protecting us from fear and enabling us to realise the joy found in small moments.
John Baucher’s short film titled, “It Will Pass. “The film ‘It Will Pass’ is inspired by the notion of escape, both physically and mentally. We may all have been constrained but for me, I was able to dream and think beyond my real-time boundaries. I wanted the film to feel like a meditative balm, an incomplete journey. Noli timere – Do not be afraid”.
Artist/photographer: John Baucher
Composer: Neil Foster
Words: Alice Malseed
Voice: Abigail McGibbon
Audio Mastering: Garth McConaghie
John Baucher Proudly supported by Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council