Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Mongolian Barbecue @ Hackney Picturehouse

The Mongolian Barbecue will play during the Irish Film Festival London as part of the UK premiere of 'Absences and (Im)Possibilities'.

This is a programme of experimental Irish film curated by the Experimental Film Club, commissioned by Irish Film Institute International and featuring 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, Maximillian Le Cain, Dónal Ó Céilleachair and Jesse Jones.

Screening at 15:00 on Sunday November 23rd at Hackeny Picturehouse. Full details here.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Time For a Song...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Vicky Langan @ Cafe Oto

Vicky burning up the night in a stunning performance at Cafe Oto, London, last Saturday.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Slipping Into the Tank

Last Friday, as part of the Soundtank event at the IndieCork Festival, Habits of a Lifetime was screened at The Crane Lane with live sound by The Quiet Club. This was a last minute surprise addition to the event, which also included The Quiet Club accompanying a scheduled screening of a new work by Maciek and Patricia Klich. And the evening was rounded out with a typically propulsive set by the excellent Woven Skull.   

A big thank you to Mick and Danny for inviting me to join the fun- and for providing such an appropriately chilling and atmopsheric accompaniment to the forlorn imagery of Habits.

(Photo by Marcin Lewandowski)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Coming Soon...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Experimental Conversations 13 Online

Issue 13 of Experimental Conversations is now online.

13, eh...? As far as we can tell, this will be the final issue of Cork Film Centre's online magazine of experimental film, video art and art cinema, which I've edited since it first appeared in 2008. Ruminations on this state of affairs and, more importantly, 'thank yous' to many wonderful people connected with the magazine can be found in my editorial here.

The magazine has been plagued by technical problems in recent months and has been, to all intents and purposes, a dead, broken thing since suffering a major hack. It is now fully fixed and revived for all to enjoy not only the new issue but an archive of what now amounts to a full six years of writing.

Or, as Groucho put it, "Hello, I must be going!"

But we're giving the project quite a send off, with texts by many of the wonderful writers who have defined Experimental Conversations over the years: Esperanza Collado, Tony McKibbin, Gianluca Pulsoni, Chris O'Neill, David Brancaleone, Donal Foreman, Phillina Sun, and the project's spiritual godfather, Fergus Daly. Read on... 

Thursday, October 09, 2014


Monologue will be screened at Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland on Friday December 5th at 8pm. This is part of Wade In, a multi-site international artist-share incorporating a series of contemporary video and new media art screenings and artist-orientated workshops. Monologue is part of a group of video works curated by Chris Clarke. Full details here.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

EFS @ Sessões do Udigrudi