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Screening: Absences and (Im)possibilities. traces of an experimental cinema in Ireland

Posted on January 5th, 2015 by LUX Scotland

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Screening and artist Q&A with Vivienne Dick and Maria Fusco

7.30pm, Sunday 11 January, GFT, Glasgow
£8 / £6.50 conc. Tickets available from the GFT Box Office (+44 (0)141 332 6535)

Curated by the Experimental Film Club (Aoife Desmond, Alan Lambert, Donal Foreman and Esperanza Collado), this programme of experimental Irish film features a selection of films from 1897 to 2013, chosen for their relation to the possibility of an Irish experimental cinema.

This touring programme, in partnership with LUX, presents a selection of films from the full programme. Filmmakers include the Lumiére brothers, Samuel Beckett, Vivienne Dick, Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Jesse Jones. Absences and (Im)possibilities was commissioned by Irish Film Institute International and supported by Culture Ireland. This essay offers more information on the history of experimental film making in Ireland.

For this screening, artist Vivienne Dick will be in special attendance for a pre-screening Q&A with Maria Fusco.

Also in this series, Screening: Three Films by Vivienne Dick Monday 12th January 2015.

Vivienne Dick was born in Donegal in 1950 and studied at University College, Dublin. Between 1977 and 1982 she lived in New York, as part of a group of filmmakers whose affiliation to the music and aesthetic of punk became known as ‘No Wave’. Working mainly on Super-8, Dick’s films from this period feature many musicians from the New York punk movement, with performances and music from Lydia Lunch, James Chance, Pat Place, Adele Bertei, and Ikue Mori. Dick returned to Ireland in 1982 and then to London in 1985, where she was a member of The London Filmmakers Coop for many years and produced a number of films in 16mm, and in video. She lives in Galway, Ireland, where she teaches and continues to make films.

Maria Fusco is a Belfast-born writer. Working across the registers of criticism, fiction and theory, her work is published internationally. She was recently commissioned by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 to make a series of new works for radio and a site-specific performance work inside a mountain on the west coast of Scotland. She is a Reader at the University of Edinburgh and Editorial Director of The Happy Hypocrite, a journal of experimental art writing.

 

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