Nov 1st 2015
The Barlow Index #2
Power Lunches, London
“Locally sourced food was provided on-site by Katie Sanderson of Dillisk Project and Vicky Langan played records at the launch of the exceptional book of newly commissioned essays at Joyce's Pub on the Saturday evening. It was one of the many highlights of the weekend to listen to the music she played – the triumphant energy of Flower Travellin' Band, the mellifluous piano of Ethiopian nun Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guebrù, the chanty power of Philip Cohran, the disconsolate guttural sounds of Idea Fire Company's 'Open Sesame' etc. - in the context of a traditional Irish pub in the thick of the West of Ireland. As with the weekend as a whole, it brought out new dimensions of what wildness means: the potential it has to generate both euphoria and despondency, but also to bring about autonomy and release. Wild-screen was an important and memorable event, one that should happen again and soon."
Alice Butler reviewing Wild-screen 2015 for Enclave Review issue 13
The production of Rouzbeh Rashidi’s latest feature film TRAILERS has begun, it will be a project that explores the relationship between digital & celluloid images. Seventy per cent of Trailers will be comprised of 35mm film (unearthed archival material & prints of old trailers from a wide range of movies). The remaining thirty percent be various reconstructions of images or moments inspired by the celluloid trailers. This phase of production will be undertaken in a dark studio space where he will deploy stylized and highly artificial effects (using back-projection and chroma key) in a rigorous fashion. The film deals with concepts such as voyeurism and ritualistic perversion in cinema with formalistic austerity favouring science fiction and horror moods of presentation. Rashidi plans to recapture & re-create scenes from this 35mm material and investigate the history of Cinema; drawing narrative suggestions, composing & decomposing genre elements and creating a poetical interaction between sounds & images. This re-animated body of sound and image lived a full and rich life in its original form, so now by resurrecting the fragments in an experimental aesthetic, he intends to exhaust the cinematic potential of the footage by exploring & representing this material as a mental site of extreme formalism and sensory experience.
RED MOON RISING
Director Vivienne Dick
A celebration of the carnivalesque, through dance, performance and the spoken word. The film reaches towards a renewal of our embodiment with the Earth as a response to a belief in invincibility, and the desire of Man to dominate the planets. A red moon is both a beacon, and a warning.
Real nice picture of the performance with the lice.
Photo by Giulia Biasibetti.
Supernormal Festival 2015
Wurm im Apfel is a Dublin-based poetry organisation co-founded by Kit Fryatt and Dylan Harris. Taking its name from a poem by the late German artist and writer Reinhard Döhl, Wurm presents fresh, unusual or experimental poetry to audiences all over Dublin and beyond. This special event for ILF Dublin offers an eclectic mix of music and experimental poetry from a wealth of talent, including performance poet Máighréad Medbh, sound/performance artist Vicky Langan and spoken word artist Clara Rose Thornton.
8pm Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Oscars (Christchurch) Cafe Bar on Fishamble Street
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.