The Floating World

The Floating World comprises of a film in three parts, shot in three distinctly different places, geographically, symbolically and historically. It is the interplay and progression between the three sections, that gives the project gravitas, adding up to a very powerful study of mankind's relationship with the earth, from high aspirations, to its fall from grace.

See Declan Longs Essay and Heinz Peter Schwerfel's Introduction.

It had its world premiere at Kino Der Kunst in 2013 and was exhibited as a 3 screen video installation curated by Emma Lucy O’Brien in 2015 .

15 minutes HDV
Edition of 5

Director / Producer – Clare Langan
Cinematography- Robbie Ryan BSC / Clare Langan
Music – Johann Johannsson
Single Channel Edit – Tadhg O’ Sullivan
Multi – Screen Edit – Adam Finch
Sound Design – Tadhg O’ Sullivan
Additional Sound Works – Jana Winderen
Sound Effects – Kjartan Kjartansson
Sound Mix – Malachy Ronan

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and The Irish Film Board

Adam Finch –
Johann Johannsson –
Jana Winderen –

Photographs and Film Stills

The photographic series consists of a number of limited edition triptychs and individual photographs. The images are printed on archival paper and are framed in dark walnut with non-reflective glass. They are available in two sizes. Please go to for further information.

All images courtesy of the artist