Film Panic presents EFS & Trailers in Porto


A programme of EFS shorts followed by Rouzbeh Rashidi's feature Trailers will play @ Maus Hábitos – Espaço de Intervenção Cultural, Porto on Wednesday 16th November 2016. These screenings have been programmed by FILM PANIC (Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais) in association with Shortcutz Porto, all screenings will take place at Maus Hábitos in Porto, Portugal.

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Pitpony (2014) By Jason Marsh / 3:30 Minutes /  U.K
Sumpf (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher/ 6 Minutes /  Switzerland-Ireland
Funnel Web Family (2013) By Michael Higgins / 13 Minutes / Ireland
Cut To The Chase (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / 11 Minutes / Ireland
Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 15 Minutes / Estonia-Ireland
Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / 20 Minutes / Ireland

Gare St Lazare Ireland mentorship 2016-2017

Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Ireland

Conor Lovett and Judy Hegarty Lovett, Gare St Lazare Ireland

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is an Irish theatre company with a repertory of 17 Beckett titles, as well as a solo adaptation of Moby Dick and new plays by Michael Harding and Will Eno. Gare St Lazare Ireland are currently Artists in Residence at Everyman supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office and UCC. As part of their residency Gare St Lazare are offering mentorships to four Cork-based professional artists.  These mentorships will focus on both the creative and production ends of theatre-making and touring.

I am delighted to have been awarded one of these mentorships and am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with and learn from Gare St Lazare Ireland over the course of 2016 - 2017. They are a theatre company I have long admired. Many thanks to the Everyman Theatre, the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office and UCC. 

She felt, as she felt so often with Murphy, spattered with words that went dead as soon as they sounded; each word obliterated, before it had time to make sense, by the word that came next; so that in the end she did not know what had been said. It was like difficult music heard for the first time.
— Samuel Beckett, Murphy
Gary Lydon (Estragon) and Conor Lovett (Vladimir) in the Gare St Lazare Players Ireland production of Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

Gary Lydon (Estragon) and Conor Lovett (Vladimir) in the Gare St Lazare Players Ireland production of Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett

Gare St Lazare Players Ireland is Ireland's most travelled theatre company and has a reputation for artistic excellence. The collaborative output of joint artistic directors Judy Hegarty Lovett (director) and Conor Lovett (actor) has earned an international reputation for entirely accessible and faithful renditions of Beckett's prose. The company have represented Irish culture in more venues worldwide than any other Irish theatre company. In all they have performed at over 60 venues in Ireland and at a further 80 worldwide on six continents.

The company's repertory includes 2013's Waiting For Godot and Here All Night and the solo performances, Title and Deed by Will Eno, Moby Dick adapted by Lovett/Hegarty Lovett, The Good Thief by Conor McPherson, Swallow by Michael Harding and over 18 Samuel Beckett titles including the prose pieces: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Lessness, Worstward Ho, Texts for Nothing, Enough, First Love, The End & The Calmative and the plays Waiting For Godot, Rockaby, A Piece of Monologue and all seven of Beckett's radio plays.

In 2006 the company produced new versions of Beckett's 7 radio plays in association with RTE (Ireland's state broadcaster) for The Beckett Centenary Festival. In 2009 Lovett and Hegarty Lovett adapted Moby Dick as a solo performance which toured to 28 theatres in Ireland and has also accepted invitations to National Theatre of Bulgaria, California International Theatre Festival, Rubicon Theatre (Ventura), New Haven International Festival of Art & Ideas and London Literature Festival at The South Bank Centre.

In 2014 the company toured Title and Deed to Edinburgh Festival (winning The Stage Award for Acting Excellence), and First Love to The Arcola Theatre London (Nominated for Best Direction and Best Male Performance in the Off West End Awards) and Waiting For Godot toured to Shanghai, China (Shanghai International Drama Festival Award). In 2015 Title and Deed toured to London and Waiting For Godot toured to New York along with The End and Here All Night.

TRAILERS in Cork Film Festival 2016

Poster by  Pouya Ahmadi

Poster by Pouya Ahmadi

Trailers premiere at the Cork Film Festival.

Sunday November 13th 2016, 20:15

Triskel Christchurch cinema.

TRAILERS

Rashidi's ongoing exploration into the nature of cinema sees a group of characters adrift in space, each locked into their own sexual rituals while a cataclysm of universal proportions unfolds. This visionary spectacle uses multiple formats and visual textures in weaving an erotic anti-narrative suspended in its own space and time. This screening will be followed by a Q+A with the director.

Book your ticket HERE

Tusk 2016

 Vicky Langan, Tusk Festival at Sage Gatehead 2016

Photo by Max Le Cain.

Thanks to Lee and all at Tusk for a great festival.

http://tuskfestival.com/

Tusk 2016

You may remember Vicky Langan as part of that great Meitheal performance at TUSK 2012 or witnessed her numerous interactions with those in the orbits of Penultimate Press or Schimpfluch or with filmmaker Maximillian Le Cain. Defining Vicky is tricky because her art takes her in many directions, from a duo with Aaron Dilloway to Sacred Harp singing, raw folk music and sometimes unsettling performance art. At TUSK this year she’ll give a series of brief performances for small audiences in a small room at Sage. We don’t know yet what to expect but, as The Wire put it, “Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion.”

Vicky will perform 3 sets for audiences of 10 at a time in a small space at Sage. The performances will be at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm on the Saturday – please contact us at info@tuskfestival.com to book your place.

http://tuskfestival.com/artists/vicky-langan/

Mean Time, live broadcast on Lyric fm

Mean Time live broadcast on RTE Lyric fm

Up until the 1st of October 1916 Ireland was on Dublin Mean Time which was 25 minutes and 21 seconds behind Greenwich Mean Time. On that day when England put its clock back by an hour for Winter, Ireland put its clock back by 35 minutes and ended the historic time difference between the two countries. Mean Time is a collaborative art project inspired by this event and particularly by Countess Markievicz's opposition to what she saw as one more piece of colonial oppression; the imposition of a foreign time on what should have been a sovereign people. The project brought ten professional female sound artists from Ireland and abroad to the historical location of Richmond Barracks in Dublin city, where 77 women were remanded after their involvement in the 1916 Rising. They performed a unique improvisation based on especially commissioned pieces on the theme of these lost 25 minutes for the anniversary of the abolition of Dublin Mean Time. The event combined contemporary music, performance art, radio art and electroacoustic composition, 'clawing back' time lost and imagining many possible future Irelands. The programme was broadcast live on Nova on 2nd October 2016. The participating artists were Daria Baiocchi, Fiona Hallinan, La Cosa Preziosa, Vicky Langan, Úna Lee, Olivia Louvel, Jenn Kirby, Claudia Molitor, Gráinne Mulvey and Rachel Ní Chuinn.

Mean Time rehearsals :: Richmond Barracks :: Oct 2016 photo Michael O'Kane

Mean Time rehearsals :: Richmond Barracks :: Oct 2016 photo Michael O'Kane

Enclave Review

Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler on ‘Collectivism: Screening the Collective’ in latest Enclave Review https://enclavereview.wordpress.com/

Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler on ‘Collectivism: Screening the Collective’ in latest Enclave Review https://enclavereview.wordpress.com/

The Invisible Art: A Century of Music in Ireland 1916-2016

New Island is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of The Invisible Art – A Century of Music in Ireland, 1916–2016 this coming September 2016.

Edited by Irish Times music critic Michael Dervan and produced in conjunction with Composing the IslandThe Invisible Art is published in association with RTÉ and Bord na Móna. With pieces commissioned from an array of expert writers covering this key period in Irish musical composition, this lavishly illustrated book will bring to life this unique art form in Ireland across the last century.

For the first time, The Invisible Art examines the work of Irish composers from before the founding of the Irish state right up to the twenty-first century. From valiant pioneers struggling against the tide to confident, highly individual twenty-first-century voices, it also highlights the difficulties musical creators faced in securing a clearly defined place in wider Irish society.

The Invisible Art brings to life the music of a nation: from Rhoda Coghill’s cantata Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, written on the grounds of Trinity College during Ireland’s Civil War ‘with, just around the corner, bullets and grenades flying’, to Gerald Barry’s irreverent operatic adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, ‘the first great comic opera of the twenty-first century’. The views of the composers themselves are coupled with contributions by leading interpreters and experts to make for a rich narrative in this lavishly illustrated homage to an underappreciated art.

The Invisible Art is a work of outstanding artistic and cultural merit that will appeal to anyone seriously interested in the music of our time, and is a must-have on any music lover’s bookshelf.

http://newisland.ie/product/the-invisible-art-century-music-ireland-1916-2016/

Experimental Film Society at Glass Eye Cine Club, Belfast

A programme of  Experimental Film Society will play @ Glass Eye Cine Club will play at Glass Eye Cine Club on Friday 9th September 2016 – 7pm / Suggested Donation £5 / BYO.

Glass Eye Cine Club, Belfast Barge, Lanyon Quay, Laganside, Belfast. (BT1)

This programme gives an overview of EFS concerns and aesthetics.

1_Sumpf (2015) By Jann Clavadetscher/ 6 Minutes / Switzerland-Ireland
2_Lung (2014) By Jason Marsh / 4 Minutes / U.K
3_Heaven’s Hole (2016) By Michael Higgins / 6 Minutes / Ireland
4_Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 15 Minutes / Estonia-Ireland
5_The Curse of Johnny Kline (2D) (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / 12 Minutes / Ireland
6_Homo Sapiens Project: Fragment (2015) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / 11 Minutes / Ireland
7_Brine Twice Daily (2015) By Maximilian Le Cain/Vicky Langan / 20 Minutes / Ireland

Total Running Time: 74mins

Anne Gillis and Vicky Langan, Cafe OTO, London

ANNE GILLIS

First ever London show for legendary French visual artist, composer and performer, Anne Gillis, presenting her new piece, Psaoarhtelle. Created in April this year at the Kid Ailack Art Hall in Tokyo, Psaoarhtelle is a new performance for “pleated membranes, frictions of air, shade and thrown shadows”.

Anne Gillis has dedicated a wide part of her work – plastic and sound – to curves, volutes, roundnesses, undulations, rolling-ups, and rotations, as for example in her Zophrétasthaperformance for wheelchair.

Psaoarhtelle is a new variation for roundings; intimist, strange and familiar at the same time. Gillis explores the circular friction of the ambient air; the curves there bruissantes of auspicious signs, the sound roundnesses of projected shadows through their materials, and many other processes.

“This is dense and detailed work, ripe with ancient dreams, bodily functions, darkness, secrets, and beautiful seclusion, resulting in an intricate and introverted moire of modular synth pulses woven with cut-up tecniques and voice manipulation.” – Soundohm on ‘Archives Box 1983-2005’

 

Irish artist Vicky Langan will DJ. Mysterious fragments, textural soundings.

“Through her solo work as Wölflinge, Irish artist Vicky Langan has gained a reputation for raw and intense performances that are as likely to leave audiences feeling deeply unsettled as profoundly moved. Langan both embraces and projects vulnerability, offering an intimate physical theatre loaded with personal symbolism and unguarded emotion. With a focus on the sounds of the body and its functions, involving contact-miked skin, amplified breath and live electronic manipulation, Langan’s work sits between sound and performance art.” – Daniel Spicer, The Wire magazine

Vicky Langan's vulnerable, emotionally charged performances envelop audiences in an often troublingly intense aura of dark intimacy. In opening herself emotionally, she creates warm yet discomforting rituals that at once embrace the viewers and remain resolutely private, exploring the limits of what can be shared between people and what must remain mysterious. Her performance practice operates across several often overlapping fields, chiefly performance, sound, and film.

(Re)writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera) - Danny McCarthy

Review of Danny McCarthy's (Re)writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera)" in the Sunday Times, August 7th 2016

Review of Danny McCarthy's (Re)writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera)" in the Sunday Times, August 7th 2016

Tuesday 28 June 2016 - Saturday 27 August

Pioneering sound artist Danny McCarthy takes over the Christchurch space for a two month audio installation as well as select collages and paintings made as a contemporary response to the wording of the 1916 proclamation.

McCarthy developed this body of work while on residency at the prestigious Rauschenberg Foundation in USA in early 2016. Located at Captiva Florida, McCarthy has the use of artist Robert Rauschenberg’s studios and facilities which immersed him in legacy of Rauschenberg’s practise and led to his use or erasure as a tool of engagement with the Irish Proclamation in the collage and paintings presented at this exhibition.

Mesostics are another motif used by McCarthy to deconstruct the proclamation. Using the names of all seven of the 1916 leaders and the Proclamation as the main text he has reconfigured the writing to form these mesostics which are intersections of vertical and horizontal texts forming complex and visually striking poetry.

The sound installation is an all-encompassing aural experience in the church space. McCarthy has recorded nine voices reading the proclamation representing its seven signatories. The readers are: three women: Vicky Langan, Joan McCarthy, Irene Murphy, three men: Bernard Clarke, Ronan McCarthy, Tony Sheehan and representing the seventh voice, that of the future of the nation – three children: Arthur Crawford Clarke. Sophie Kelleher, Sionnach Langan. These readings are broken up and reconfigured so that the voices interrupt each other offering the question of what the proclamation stands for in the here and now.

http://triskelartscentre.ie/events/3246/danny-mccarthy-rewriting-history-a-sonic-opera/

Luminous Void -Triskel Arts Centre

 

 

Luminous Void:

Performance by Vicky Langan /
Screening of Stone Boat Exhausted by Open Night Cinema

8pm, Thursday May 5th
Triskel Project Space, Cork
http://triskelartscentre.ie/

The second of three screening/performance events that punctuate the Experimental Film Society exhibition Luminous Void at Triskel Project Space will take place this Thursday, May 5th.

Cork-based artist Vicky Langan's emotionally charged performances envelop audiences in an often troublingly intense aura of dark intimacy. In opening herself emotionally, she creates private rituals that at once embrace the viewers and remain resolutely private. Her practice operates across several fields, chiefly performance, sound, and film. This live performance kicks off a week of her film collaborations with Maximilian Le Cain being screened on loop as part of the exhibition. This phase of Luminous Void runs concurrently with Triskel's Deep Focus: Women in Film Festival.

"There are some musicians who entertain us, fine; some who stimulate us, better; and then some who immerse us in something so powerful that, almost, primal emotions surface instantly; making us ultra-defensive, or, finally open to illumination. One of the latter is Vicky Langan... You may love her, hate her, be astonished, be repelled-but you will not be unmoved. Promise. In a world of bland s**te we need to treasure artists like this -even if they burn... ” — Bernard Clarke, NOVA, RTÉ Lyric Fm

Stone Boat Exhausted arises from the Open Night Cinema project by filmmaker Michael Higgins and performer Cillian Roche. This feature film documents an entirely improvised cinematic experience by members and friends of Open Night Cinema (ONC).

“Essentially, to talk about dimensions of Ireland is to talk about modes and moods of seeing. Seek for Fódhla not on horseback riding northwards, nor in a boat sailing westwards. Seek her in seeing.” – John Moriarty

A totemic walkabout through a single cycle of John Moriarty’s Dreamtime, Stone Boat Exhausted is a waking nightmare spawned from the id of Dublin City’s decaying industrial zones. The textures and patterns, light and shadows and the very material of sound and image construct an experience that re-realises our cultural past, present and future in one metamorphic breath.

Stone Boat Exhausted incorporates the use of analogue film projection, live improvised soundscapes and intense vocal and physical performances. It is the result of six months of ongoing collaborative performances. Devised and produced by Michael Higgins and Cillian Roche in collaboration with members and friends of ONC, Guerilla Aerial and Unbend Legout, and with kind permission from Lilliput Press.

http://triskelartscentre.ie/events/3229/luminous-void/