The Black River of Herself

When an archaeologist is sent to excavate the remains of a bog body - an Iron Age corpse naturally preserved in Ireland’s peat bog lands - he discovers the dead returned to life. Inheriting the ecological memories of the landscape it has been immersed in, the bog body urges The Archaeologist to open his eyes; to confront the impending storm of Climate Change or face inevitable extinction.

Director Bio

Patrick Hough (b.1989, Galway, Ireland) is an artist living and working in London. Incorporating moving image, photography and installation, Hough’s work explores the links between cinema, technology and archaeology. More recent works have shifted towards an excavation of the increasingly entangled nature of the archeological, geological and ecological worlds in the current era of anthropogenic climate change.


  • Directed by:Patrick Hough
  • Written by:Daisy Hildyard
  • Produced by:Tracy Bass
  • Runtime:25 mins
  • Completion Date:January 27, 2021
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Language:English
  • Category:Made in the Midlands / Experimental
  • Selection:Experimental - Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 4th Ballymahon Library 7 - 8pm

    Nov 5th Dead Centre Brewery Athlone 3 - 4pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 5th 10am - 10pm

    Nov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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  • December 1st, 2021

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  • November 5th, 2021

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