Keira Greene Máthair

film expo

Keira Greene Máthair

audiovisual installation
16 MAY — 25 MAY

70 years after an Irish woman gave birth to an illegitimate child in England, her granddaughter goes in search of the truth, or what remains of it. 

In 1954 an Irish woman travelled to England to give birth to an illegitimate child. In 2024 her granddaughter, the filmmaker, traces her journey piecing together fragments of her story. Máthair (Mother) draws on a complex web of obfuscated information, from adoption administrative agencies, records of a Catholic Mother and Baby Home and chat-room conversations between strangers following the same archival trail. Máthair questions the institutions of religion, notions of motherhood, and a sense of place. 


Keira Greene is an artist working across film, photography, performance and text. Her work is preoccupied with the social and organic life and landscape of specific environments. Her work is produced through a collaborative and conversational practice of looking, writing and forming enduring relationships. Recent works are concerned with ideas of the body and the experience of emotion, in dialogue with an embodied filmmaking practice.