David McGovern

David is an artist and educator currently based in rural Ireland. He uses moving image to facilitate reflection and speculate on our future.

Video work

New Masculinity

– Exploring the changing male mindset

Collaborating with IGGYLDN, we set out to discover how real men are feeling and talking about their gender. We invited nine men from different ethnicities, ages, and orientations to The Future Laboratory to discuss the changing role of masculinity. The film focuses on male softness and vulnerability.

We opted for a sparse, neutral visual approach, allowing the opinions and experiences to be the focal points. The conversations were allowed to unfold naturally, with gentle prompts. The feeling of building and coming apart, construction and destruction, was important to convey. While the men navigate the landscape of modern masculinity, the viewer is offered simple yet striking visions of men operating in the world.

Film available upon request