Jaki Irvine's In a World Like This is a multi-screen video projection shot at Eagles Flying, The Irish Raptor Research Centre in Ballymote, County Sligo, during her 2006 Model Fellowship at Model Arts and Niland Gallery.
Some of the birds at the Raptor Research Centre arrive in a poor state, whether through ill treatment at previous holdings or by sustaining injuries in the wild, such as broken wings. At Eagles Flying, amongst the healing limbs and infections, new relationships are nurtured with great care and patience by the birds' handlers. By tracing the sometimes hesitant yet elegant flights and landings of these impressive birds ' to and from their handlers ' the fragile lines between vulnerability, freedom, trust and dependence reveal themselves gradually in this installation comprising nine colour films and a soundtrack created by Irvine. In a World Like This is concerned fundamentally with how we might best proceed in circumstances that are not perfect, but possibly the best they're likely to be.