Monday, June 13, 2016

New EFS Website Live!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

DAMP ACCESS Alternative Soundtrack Version Online


Damp Access as you've never heard it before! Now available with all new sound by Mick O'Shea and Paul Hegarty...

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/dampaccessalt


Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Revolutionary Cinema


Films that content themselves with taking the revolution as a subject actually subordinate themselves to bourgeois ideas of content, message, expression... In films, what is important is the point where the film no longer has an auteur, where it has no more actors, no more story even, no more subject, nothing but the film itself speaking and saying something that can't be translated: the point where it becomes the discourse of someone or something else, which cannot be said, precisely because it is beyond expression. And I think you can only get there by trying to be as passive as possible at all the various stages, never intervening on one's own behalf but rather on behalf of this something else which is nameless. ... That's what is revolutionary, because that is what seems to me to question very deeply everything that justifies the world as it is and as it disgusts us.

— Jacques Rivette

Friday, May 27, 2016

CLOUD OF SKIN Dublin Premiere


A big thank you to Dean Kavanagh and Sunniva O'Flynn of the IFI, and to all who came along to the Cloud of Skin screening and discussion on Wednesday evening. It was a very special event.

(Photo by Anja Mahler)

Monday, May 23, 2016

CLOUD OF SKIN in Film Ireland


Ahead of its upcoming screening, Film Ireland has published a brief introduction to Cloud of Skin.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Coming Soon...


Full details here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Luminous Void Wrapping Up


My ears are still ringing from the superb live soundtrack Mick O'Shea & Paul Hegarty performed with my film Damp Access last night as the closing event for the Luminous Void exhibition at Cork's Triskel Project Space. For anyone who hasn't seen the show, there is one more day left to catch the Cinema Cyanide installation Venerable Brethren and Anja Mahler's memserising single channel projection This Harmony is an Accident. Then six weeks of Experimental Film Society mayhem at Triskel will draw to a close.

Heartfelt thanks to Mick, Paul and Vicky Langan for their live performances, and to the many EFS filmmakers who participated in the exhibition and events, especially my co-curator Rouzbeh Rashidi without whose tremendous work this would not have been possible. Thanks to Chris Hurley of Cork Film Centre for his crucial technical support. And, of course, thanks to Triskel for offering us the space and opportunity to put on this show and for facilitating our series of events.