Werner Herzog

Wild-screen, Connemara

Max Le Cain and I are showing work as part of Wild-screen this March 7th-8th in the beautiful Inagh Valley in Connemara, Co. Galway. I'll also be playing records at Joyces pub in Recess on Saturday 7th March  to mark the launch of the Wild-screen publication All mountains begin on the ground.

The full programme is published online here: http://www.wildscreenireland.com/programme.html

Wild-screen/Scáil-fhiáin (Irish translation) 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.  

Wild-screen is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Galway County Council, Údarás na Gaeltachta, and The Galway Arts Centre.