Sighle Bhreathnach-Cashell is an Irish artist who creates site specific environments to be inhabited by an audience. Overexposure to mediated images, scripted reality and dramatised politics can turn daily encounters into scenes in a lm. She plays with this idea, by moving the audience between ‘real’ and ‘constructed’ places, both physically and on screen. By making immersive experiences using lm to create illusions in situ, Sighle uses ‘real’ places as sets to consider the fictionalised narratives used for branding cities, people and political ideas.
She has a BA in Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art and a MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. Sighle is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland a co-director of Household, Chair of the studio group Array, and is part of the collaborative duo ‘Duncan’ with Glasgow based artist Richard Martin.