Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seesound & Other Current EFS Adventures

At the moment, The Guesthouse arts space in Cork is positively swarming with Experimental Film Society members and activity, thanks to my having been kindly invited to curate residencies there for this month, as well as this year's edition of Seesound, The Guesthouse's annual day of sound/moving image collaboration. The Guesthouse has, of course, long been a staunch and much appreciated supporter of the EFS, having hosted numerous residencies and screenings for several of its members and associates over the years.

In addition to Seesound, the first 100 episodes of Rouzbeh Rashidi's Homo Sapiens Project will be screened at The Guesthouse over four days next week, running between 1pm and 7pm on the afternoons of the 16th-19th as part of the IndieCork Festival. These screenings are free of charge- just show up and watch as much as you want.

And, now, the Seesound blurb... A detailed schedule of the days events will follow shortly.

Cork Film Centre Gallery and The Guesthouse present Seesound 2013, a day of film/sound screenings, performances and installations by Experimental Film Society and friends, in association with IndieCork.

Sun Oct 20th, 12.30 - 6.30pm,
Cork Film Centre Gallery, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Initiated by The Guesthouse, Seesound is a unique artist-led initiative that enables sound artists, musicians and moving image-makers to form new collaborations to explore the effective relationship between sound and image. The 2013 edition, taking place on October 20th as part of the IndieCork Festival, is a collaboration between Experimental Film Society, The Guesthouse and Cork Film Centre, which will take the form of a day of screenings, performances and installations. This year, the venue for Seesound will be Cork Film Centre Gallery in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

Experimental Film Society is an independent, not-for-profit entity specialising in avant-garde no/low budget filmmaking. It was founded in 2000 by filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi with the aim of producing and promoting films by its members. Experimental Film Society unites works by a dozen filmmakers scattered across the globe, whose films are distinguished by an uncompromising devotion to personal, experimental cinema. During October 2013, several EFS filmmakers are on a month-long residency at The Guesthouse. Seesound 2013 will be the culmination of this residency. It will feature EFS films, and performance collaborations between Experimental Film Society members and Cork-based sound artists and musicians.

The lineup includes:

Expanded cinema performance by Jann Clavadetscher

Live sound/moving image performances by
Atoosa Pour Hosseini and Strange Attractor
Michael Higgins and Karen Power

New collaborative works by
Dean Kavangah and Vicky Langan
Maximilian Le Cain and Paul Hegarty

A programme of EFS shorts curated by Rouzbeh Rashidi, featuring films by Bahar Samadi, Jason Marsh, Kamyar Kordestani and Hamid Shams Javi

An installation by
Maximilian Le Cain and John Godfrey


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