Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland
Maura McDonnell's research and artistic interest is in the area of Visual Music, and sound and image, and in exploring the possibilities of presenting music with moving image/visuals.
Much Visual Music is in an abstract animation style, but it need not neccesarily be of an abstract nature. The technology and artistic exploration of film and video can provide multiple opportunities of working with the syntax of moving image. Experimental film and Video, Performance Art, Conceptual film all provide an exc iting foundation from which to create a visual music language. However, it is mainly the language and syntax of music that provides the influential aesthetic focus for creating a visual music work.