Monday, June 30, 2014

Irish Experimental Film Exhibition in St. Petersburg

Hereunder (2011) and The 'Everywhere' Trilogy (2009) will be featured as part of this show:

Solus Film Collective, in collaboration with Loft Project Etagi, present the second stage of the American/Russian/Irish touring program of 2014.

Solus & Guests:  Exhibition No.8

Curators – Masha Godovannaya and Alan Lambert

The show will run from July 4th until October 1st at Loft Project Etagi in St. Petersburg, Russia.

This video-show 'Solus & Guests' presents a selection of new and recent film-works by Irish filmmakers and international collaborators with previous contributors to collective programs. It reflects a current circle that has emerged in recent years in Irish experimental filmmaking and art, particularly in the presence of the Experimental Film Society, many of whose members are represented here. The programme includes artists such as Maximilian Le Cain, Vicky Langan, Dean Kavanagh, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Michael Higgins, Esperanza Collado, Aoife Desmond, Rouzbeh Rashidi, Moira Tierney and Alan Lambert.

For full titles and programme info please check the Solus website HERE

For venue info and opening times please check the Etagi website HERE

Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Piece of Broken Mirror Suspended on a String

Delay in Glass:

Lady Sin El Gas
Nalgas Yields
Gallinas y Sed
Y Dignas Ellas
Genial Lady SS
Lyings Sad Ale
Sing Sad Alley
Y Diles Salgan

Operation Rewrite's research continues.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Operation Rewrite is Back...

...and we're bringing a few ghosts with us.
Operation Rewrite's upcoming performance A Piece of Broken Mirror Suspended on a String will take place this Wednesday 25th at Tabakalera in San Sebastian as part of a series of performance/seminar events curated by Esperanza Collado on the theme of Paracinema.

Full details here.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Rashidi/Le Cain Collaborative Features Online

The two features Rouzbeh Rashidi and I have made together are now available to view online, the mammoth Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days appearing in two parts as was intended.

Persistencies of Sadness & Still Days (2012):

Take One:
Take Two:

Weird Weird Movie Kids Do Not Watch The Movie (2013):

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dean Kavanagh on GORGING LIMPET

Dean Kavanagh has written Rattleboned Dog at Mealtime, an extremely insightful personal reflection on the ongoing mutations of the Gorging Limpet, the ongoing performance/installation project by Karen Power and me.

Maximilian Le Cain and Karen Power are not just creators but summoners of the Gorging Limpet and partners in crime culpable for the large scale damage caused by the creature breaking free from its concrete home and into your mind. It is this rather exaggerated image that is so wonderful- the magnification of all things impossible to see with the naked eye. Whether it is the frequencies deployed in the soundscape or the sound of the limpet itself, the attention to detail and the desire to bring these artifacts to the forefront is at the core of the project. A memory is shared and created with these everyday items and spectral impressions and it is one that is simultaneously strong and elusive. There is a feeling roused by the knowledge that something is always there; though it is impossible to hear and we are incapable of seeing, its presence on the planet is as old as we are. However, with study and scientific methods we have made the invisible visible and the inaudible audible, and with Gorging Limpet, as with cinema, we are one step closer to our memories, fantasies and nightmares.

Read the whole piece here.

Monday, June 09, 2014

In Postproduction: NIGHT REGULATION

Coming soon: Night Regulation, the mysterious remains of a film noir starring Vicky Langan. Watch this space!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Some Experimental Film Society News

Hambre, an Argentina-based "observatory and a laboratory dedicated to the research, dialogue and production of critical and sensitive thought by contagion and connection to experimental cinema(s)", has published Rouzbeh Rashidi's recent Experimental Film Society Statement in PDF form here.

They are also hosting his deliriously intense Homo Sapiens Project (157), shot in Spain last year in which I appear only to be upstaged by Cacahuete the dog and Zulueta the cat. Like my Background (2011), it is shot around and owes much to the atmopshere of Leve, the artistic association run by Rafael Martinez Del Pozo and Esperanza Collado (both also in the cast) in the remote village of Castro de Cepeda in Leon.

Last but far from least, Florian Maricourt's thesis on remodernism and remodernist film Le cinéma remoderniste: Histoire et théorie d’une esthétique contemporaine is complete. It finally gives Dean Kavanagh and Rouzbeh Rashidi the sort of lengthy, in-depth, serious critical attention their work so richly deserves. The text is in French and is a final year dissertation directed by Nicole Brenez. It can be read here.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Gorging Limpet Documentation

Photographs by Dean Kavanagh of last week's Gorging Limpet performance.