Film/performance by Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain
June 18th, 9.30pm, St. Luke’s Church Crypt, Cork
Limited Capacity - booking essential. Tickets €10: http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme/event/double-blind
Descend into the atmospheric St. Luke’s Church Crypt and become immersed in a live performance that unfolds against a richly textured film installation. For this new work, experimental performance / filmmaking duo Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain embrace the mood and iconography of classic Gothic literature and cinema to their raw, mysterious and often erotically charged universe. Their darkly intimate work, suggestive of intensely personal rituals, is at once haunting and discomforting.
Made possible through the assistance of Cork Film Centre and Experimental Film Society, and developed with the support of a Cork City Council Individual Artist Bursary.
Vicky Langan / Maximilian Le Cain
Over the course of a nine-year filmmaking collaboration, Vicky Langan and Maximilian Le Cain have created a distinctively intimate cinematic universe that has more recently expanded to include live performance. This audio-visual partnership is built on the strikingly fitting match between Langanʼs magnetic, often troublingly intense presence as a performer and Le Cainʼs distinctively jarring, disruptive visual rhythms. It has resulted in fifteen moving image works to date, including the Arts Council funded feature film Inside made for TULCA 2017, and an ongoing series of performances that began at the 2017 Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival. These performances emerged from Play Ground, a 2017 short film created with the support of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris as a tribute to the late Dutch filmmaker Frans Zwartjes. In 2018, they created a new performance, Double-Blind, for Cork Midsummer Festival.
Langan / Le Cain are closely affiliated with Experimental Film Society, a company dedicated to the creation of uncompromisingly personal, formally challenging filmmaking. Based in Dublin, it has succeeded in forging a new and radically alternative Irish cinema. Through its distribution, their films have been widely screened at international venues and festivals.
In 2016, Langan and Le Cain both attended the MA course in Art & Process at Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork, and subsequently participated in the exhibition slips, speaks at 12 Star Gallery, London that drew on the work of selected CCAD MA graduates. They have had retrospective screenings at Microscope Gallery, New York, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Their film Light/Sound is part of the permanent collection of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma, Paris.
Select recent screenings, exhibitions and performances have taken place at: VISUAL as part of Carlow Arts Festival; VAI Get Together, IMMA; Process Festival, Riga; American Medium Gallery, New York; Cineautopsia: Festival de Cine Experimental de Bogotá, Colombia; Cinemateca Nacional de Ecuador, Quito; Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork.
For a full filmography and list of all Langan / Le Cain events, please visit: https://maximilianlecain.com/langan-le-cain/
For information on Langan & Le Cain’s extensive solo careers:
vickylangan.com / maximilianlecain.com