Thursday, March 05, 2015

EFS in Bologna

67-69-Take 5 will play as part of this upcoming programme in Italy:

A programme of Experimental Film Society will play at Kinodromo Bologna, Italy on 16th March 2015 7:30PM. This programme of short films provides a cross section of the work of current EFS members. It will be presented by Rouzbeh Rashidi, head of EFS, and filmmaker Dean Kavanagh, who will also be on hand to answer questions after the screening.

1_Luminosity (1) (2013) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 5mins
2_Canvas Eye (2014) By Jann Clavadetscher / Ireland-Italy / 12mins
3_W.E (2013) By Bahar Samadi / France / 5mins
4_Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / UK / 3:30mins
5_The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain / 7:30mins
6_Murder (2014) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
7_Friends with Johnny Kline (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 17:30mins
8_67-69-Take 5 (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain Ireland-Spain / 14mins
9_Homo Sapiens Project (150) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total Running Time: 104 Minutes

More info HERE & HERE

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Wild-screen This Weekend

Vicky Langan and I are looking forward to spending next weekend in Connemara at Wild-screen, a very unusual screening event. Our Dirt (2012) and Contact (2011) will be shown. In addition, the accompanying book All Mountains Begin On The Ground to which we both contributed will be launched. Vicky will be DJ-ing at the launch and I'll be participating in Katherine Waugh's panel discussion entitled 'A Wilderness of Elsewheres'. Wild-screen is... 

...a site-specific contemporary art screening featuring a range of international artists working in film as an art medium. Wild-screen is created by artists Louise Manifold and Úna Quigley.

Through presenting the works in an unusual installation context outside the more expected urban venues and using such sites to platform a critical engagement, the event aims to explore and challenge ideas around wilderness, wildness and the cinematic sublime.

On the 7th and 8th March 2015 audiences will be invited to take a pilgrimage into the epic landscape of Connemara for a weekend event. The event will centre on the screening of the artists films over two days. The audience will experience exciting experimental film works from Irish and international artists in an industrial space, the Inagh Hatchery designed by Irish modernist architects Scott Tallon and Walker.

Situated in a secluded location in the epic Inagh Valley, the artists Quigley and Manifold have responded to the site of Connemara, one of last wildernesses left in Ireland, in terms of the artists they have invited to screen their films, alongside their own new works that they filmed in Connemara as part of the project.

Friday, February 27, 2015

An Invitation to an Interview

A nice piece by Maira De Gois in The City that ties in with my screening last week at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ten Years in the Sun @ JDIFF

Some great news: Rouzbeh Rashidi's Ten Years in the Sun, which I wrote about here, has been included in the programme of this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (Friday, March 27th, 8pm). Do not miss seeing this one on a big screen! It's like nothing else you've ever seen...

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Alan Lambert on Irish Experimental Film

Alan Lambert has published an informative overview of the current Irish experimental film scene in Film Ireland. Recommended reading!

(Still from Rouzbeh Rashidi's Homo Sapiens Project 150)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Phantoscope: William S. Burroughs – The Films

Wednesday February 25th, Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork

82 mins – UK/France/USA – 1963-1982 – Dir: William S. Burroughs / Antony Balch
Starring: William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Antony Balch

William S. Burroughs is one of the defining figures of contemporary culture. A literary giant, he revolutionised late 20th century perception through both the form and content of his writings. The cut-up method of cutting into and rearranging texts through chance was introduced by artist Brion Gysin but is most widely associated with its use in Burroughs’ novels. He also explored these ideas in cinema through his collaborations with filmmaker Antony Balch. Phantoscope, Triskel’s regular experimental film event, presents a rare opportunity to see these films on the big screen.

The programme includes the two seminal cut-up classics Towers Open Fire (1963) and The Cut-Ups (1966); Ghosts at Number 9 (1982), an elaborate re-edit of these films along with other footage found after Balch’s death; the performance-to-camera Tony and Bill (1972); and the home movie William Buys a Parrot (1963).

The programme will also include a talk by Benjamin J. Heal, a Burroughs scholar and board member of the European Beat Studies Network.

Details and booking:

Monday, February 16, 2015

Tomorrow: Le Cain Solo Screening in Dublin

If you're in Dublin tomorrow evening and feel like treating yourself to a bit of experimental cinema, pop in to Temple Bar Gallery + Studios around 6pm: