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Unfolding Irish LandscapesTim Robinson, culture and environment$
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Derek Gladwin and Christine Cusick

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992781

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.001.0001

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Documentary map-making and film-making in Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara

Documentary map-making and film-making in Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara

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(p.73) 4 Documentary map-making and film-making in Pat Collins’s Tim Robinson: Connemara
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Unfolding Irish Landscapes
Author(s):

Derek Gladwin

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0005

Derek Gladwin investigates how Collins, who is considered one of the most articulate contemporary documentary film-makers in Ireland, depicts Robinson as a mediator between landscape and culture through his own mapping enterprise. Gladwin suggests that Collins and Robinson share a similar desire in their own forms of documentation to examine the subject of Connemara in order to create a place-based art form that magnifies the landscape while reducing the primacy of the ‘maker’ in the process. Gladwin argues that Collins’s film Tim Robinson: Connemara is not only a documentary about the cultural imagination associated with Robinson’s production of map-making and topographic writing, but also about his process of capturing the essence of place, a process that comes back full circle to Collins primary aim in the documentary.

Keywords:   Tim Robinson, film, documentary, cartography, Pat Collins, topography, visual

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