Monday, October 31, 2011

New Video Premiering at Upcoming Dublin EFS Screening

In Advance, a video I made this summer exclusively for the Experimental Film Society, will receive its first screening as part of an EFS programme in Dublin on November 15th. The lineup also features my Hotel La Mirage and JR: Dream This In Remembrance of Me, along with works by Pouya Ahmadi, Jann Clavadetscher, Bahar Samadi, Kamyar Kordestani, Hamid Shams Javi, Michael Higgins and, of course, EFS founder Rouzbeh Rashidi.

This event is part of the Shebeen Flick, a new film night showing "loved & unseen Irish films" on Tuesdays at 7pm in Shebeen Chic, 4 Georges Street, Dublin 2.

For more details:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Exhibition & Screening Series @ Cork Film Festival

I'm curating an exhibition and screening series at TACTIC Gallery / Sample Studios during Cork Film Festival:

Seeing the Light
Where film and video collide: an exhibition of contemporary Irish experimental film curated by Maximilian Le Cain.

Preview 6pm Friday 4th November. Exhibition runs until Wednesday the 16th.
Open Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Sample-Studios, 2nd Floor, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan's Quay, Cork

Work by
Esperanza Collado (still above from her film Horses) // Rouzbeh Rashidi // Michael Higgins // Chris O’Neill // Soltan Karl

The visually intense experimental films that comprise this exhibition were all created with the textural particularity of celluloid as a key factor. Yet they are all presented, as many films are today, in a a digital format. Are they, therefore, still ‘films’? Or studies of film on video, the dynamic investigation of the properties of one medium by another?

With the support of Cork Film Centre.


Monday November 7th, 8pm: THE CONSECUTIVE IMPOSTORS

The Consecutive Impostors are Esperanza Collado and Maximilian Le Cain, and this screening presents work from or connected to their ongoing project ‘Operation Rewrite’. Stemming from an original conecpt of making very short videos for the internet following a set of strict formal rules, ‘Operation Rewrite’ has mutated into a multi-disciplinary art project that keeps at its centre the idea of the interruption as crucial to cinematic montage.


The partnership of Hungarian filmmakers Ivan & Igor Buharov has produced some of the most unique and quirkily beautiful experimental cinema to have come out of Europe in the past decade. To watch a Buharov film has been described as “getting lost in someone else’s dream. The directors Igor and Ivan Buharov invite us to see the insides of their brains through various amusing and absurd story-lines.”(Off Screen Film Festival, Brussels) These darkly playful hallucinations come with the aura of having been discovered in someone’s attic, precisely revealing a world perhaps subconsciously suspected but hitherto un-describable. Ivan & Igor Buharov will be present in person to discuss their work…

Wednesday November 9th, 6 pm: (AN)OTHER IRISH CINEMA & VICKY LANGAN

The (An)Other Irish Cinema screening project consists of the work of three Irish-based independent filmmakers: Donal Foreman, Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain. Although their styles are very different, they are linked by the use of exploratory, non-script-based approaches to filmmaking and by a keen awareness of the cinema histories that have explored the medium's possibilities far beyond the accepted rules of the multiplex. This programme includes Foreman’s acclaimed fiction shorts Pull and Refuge; three episodes of Rashidi’s current, darkly hypnotic short film series Homo Sapiens Project; and the premiere of the visually overpowering Lullaby, the latest work in an ongoing creative partnership between Le Cain and Cork-based sound/performance artist Vicky Langan.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Last Days of Alan Lambert's Fundit Campaign

A few weeks back, I mentioned that Alan Lambert had a Fundit campaign underway to help finance his new film, The End of The Earth is My Home. With six days to go, he has reached just over 50% of his target figure. Come on, everyone! If you care about great, truly independent cinema happening in this country, and you have any money to bestow on a worthy cause, it's time to dip hands into pockets...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Change of Date for Solus / Darklight Screening

The Solus screening at the Darklight Festival, which includes Wölflinge 17/11/’10, has been rescheduled. It's now between 5 and 8pm in Studio 5 in The Factory, 35a Barrow Street, Dublin 4.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Man Between...

In a section of Andrew Klevan's fine article Expressing the In-Between devoted to Truffaut's hugely underrated masterpiece Le Peau Douce (1964), he draws on and quotes extensively from a piece I wrote on this film a few years back. Great to see he found this useful and even better to see Truffaut's finest film receiving some much-needed appreciation...

Klevan's article can be found in Lola, the new online film journal edited by Adrian Martin and Girish Shambu.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Films @ Hunter's Moon

Two of my collaborations with Vicky Langan, Light / Sound and Contact, and one of my films 'as Soltan Karl', Everybody's Favourite Disease , will be shown as part of the experimental film section of the Hunter's Moon Festival in Carrick On Shannon, Co. Leitrim (October 28-30th).

The Festival also showcases two of my closest regular accomplices. Rouzbeh Rashidi has three films in the film programme. And Wölflinge herself will be performing live on the Sunday evening (5.30pm, The Dock Arts Theatre). Not to be missed!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

(An)Other Irish Cinema @ Darklight

In addition to the screening of Wölflinge 17/11/’10 as part of the Solus programme during the upcoming Darklight Festival, there will be a presentation by (An)Other Irish Cinema in the New Indie Voices Show-and-Tell Screenings on the 22nd of this month. Rouzbeh Rashidi and I will be present.

For more details:

HOTEL LA MIRAGE @ Kaunas Biennial

Last May, Hotel La Mirage was featured on a programme of Super-8 works presented by Cherry Kino in the UK.

This programme is now playing in the Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania:

Thursday, October 06, 2011


JR: Dream This In Remembrance Of Me is a new video I've made for online viewing.

It's a small tribute to a great filmmaker- Jean Rollin. It can be seen here:

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

HEREUNDER @ Cinekinosis

Vicky Langan and my Hereunder will play as part of an Experimental Film Society programme in Cinekinosis, Bristol on Tuesday October 18th.

Hereunder is an intense, fragmented (auto)biographical portrait of Vicky, which sets her adrift amidst lockers of garden shed bric-a-brac from which she summons an ocean of sound.

For more details of this screening, please visit:

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

WOLFLINGE 17/11/'10 @ Darklight

Wölflinge 17/11/’10 will be screened at the upcoming Darklight Festival in Dublin as part of the Solus Film Collective's programme of new Irish work. This programme also includes works by, amongst others, Esperanza Collado, Alan Lambert, Moira Tierney, Anthony Kelly / David Stalling and... eh... The Rubberbandits!

Friday October 21st, 7:00pm
The Factory, 35a Barrow Street, Dublin 4

Monday, October 03, 2011


Monologue will be screened at this year's Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival on October 19th and 22nd.

This looks like a terrific festival- their selection of feature films is particularly mouthwatering.

Operation Rewrite Exhibition Documentation

The Consecutive Impostors' Operation Rewrite exhibition is now up and running in Dublin's Instituto Cervantes...

What follows is the text of a declaration we read out remotely over a loudspeaker, interspersed with jarring tape noise, during our presentation/intervention at the opening, while viewers looked at a projection of us on a wall.

(To enlarge the images, please click on them.)

Underneath these documents are some wonderful photographs of the exhibition by Rouzbeh Rashidi.