Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jorge Núñez at Phantoscope!

"Of all the pigments in use, 'Mummy Brown'  ('Marrón de Momia') became popular, a pigment formed by bone meal and embalming bitumen obtained, without the least archaeological scruple, from Egyptian mummies..."

Delighted to announce that Jorge Núñez will be in Cork for the next Phantoscope screening, which will be his Marrón de Momia (2012). In a recent article in praise of this unique and inspired filmmaker, I described Marrón de Momia as "one of the finest films of recent years". It might also be the single strangest film ever shown at Triskel Christchurch Cinema, even in the experimental Phantoscope screening strand. And, as I programme Phantoscope, that's really saying a lot! This utterly idiosyncratic re-imagining of the horror film is not to be missed.

 "Núñez harnesses the uncanny quality of home video dead time in all of his longer films, most successfully in Marrón de Momia, an absolute masterpiece of structuring and one of the finest films of recent years... These films feel unguided; we are not sure who is in control of them and this makes them feel extremely alien. Of course, closer scrutiny reveals extremely well thought out structures but their unfolding suggests the private logic of a non-human entity with obscure fascinations. Non-human or too human: an inner sensitivity too specific and fragile to translate itself into accepted modes of communication."  - EFS Publications

Marrón de Momia
Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork
6.15 Saturday September 5th
Screening details:

NB: Jorge Núñez and Sandra Cuesta will be on residency at The Guesthouse in Cork for the first two weeks of September. As well as being artists in their own right, they are the team behind the Pantalla Fantasma film festival and will be presenting two programmes of Pantalla Fantasma films at The Guesthouse. Watch this space for more details!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dean Kavanagh Made Me Disappear

Thursday, August 13, 2015

HSP (191-199) @ Altered States

Homo Sapiens Project (191-199), a collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh and me, has been selected for exhibition in Altered States as part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival. Fellow Experimental Film Society member Atoosa Pour Hosseini's Incubus is also screening.

Altered States is an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French.

Electro Studios, Seaside Road, West St Leonards, TN38 0AL, UK
Sat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Rashidi / Le Cain Interview in Artdigiland

Artdigiland has published the first part of an in-depth interview with Rouzbeh Rashidi and me. Second part to follow!

(Photo by Anja Mahler)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Saturday's EFS Screening: Change of Time and Venue

PLEASE NOTE: If you're coming along to the EFS screening at Open Night Cinema this Saturday, there has been a change of time and venue.

The screening will now start at 7.30pm and the new venue, an industrial building in Inchicore, Dublin, will be announced on the Open Night Cinema site.

In the meantime, this interview with Michael Higgins about the Open Night Cinema project is highly recommended.

Monday, July 20, 2015

EFS @ Open Night Cinema, Dublin

Experimental Film Society in association with Open Night Cinema will present three programmes of underground film/expanded cinema each Saturday for the first three weeks of August 2015. The programmes will be presented in a large, atmospheric, industrial space situated in Inchicore, Dublin 8.

EFS members Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Maximilian Le Cain and Michael Higgins will specifically design, present and document each event, engaging fully with the site and the audience. The results of this documentation will emerge as part of their mammoth upcoming feature film Homo Sapiens Project 200. The goal is to employ this vortex-like space as a projection and shooting location that functions as a living organism containing the memories of a future cinema. Each of these programmes will highlight the unique aspect of the abilities that each individual filmmaker possesses and, in creating this black hole of cinema, they will exorcise the elements and atmospheres, colliding them into what will become Homo Sapiens Project 200.

 Saturday 1st August 2015 10PM:
1_Murder (2014) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
2_Funnel Web Family (2013) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 14mins
3_Friends with Johnny Kline (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins
4_Homo Sapiens Project (97) (2012) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 20mins
5_Night Regulation (2015) By Maximilian Le cain /  USA-Ireland / 25mins

Saturday 8th August 2015 10PM:
Homo Sapiens Project (174, 181-199) (2014-2015) By Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh & Maximilian Le cain / Ireland / 111mins

Saturday 15th August 2015 10PM:
Michael Higgins In Focus: The Illuminated Room - An expanded cinema event.

12 Midnight Is The Last LUAS on Saturday Nights

Address: Goldenbridge Industrial Estate, Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Open Night Cinema

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

EFS Double Bill @ Triskel This Weekend

Phantoscope, Triskel’s regular experimental film event, presents two visionary new features from members of Experimental Film Society. The wild slice of dark Irish psychedelia of Michael Higgins'  At One Fell Swoop compliments the mysterious domestic nightmare of Dean Kavanagh's Polar Nights. Filmmakers in attendance.

Saturday July 11th, 6pm
Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Tobin St., Cork
Book tickets.