Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Wild-screen This Weekend

Vicky Langan and I are looking forward to spending next weekend in Connemara at Wild-screen, a very unusual screening event. Our Dirt (2012) and Contact (2011) will be shown. In addition, the accompanying book All Mountains Begin On The Ground to which we both contributed will be launched. Vicky will be DJ-ing at the launch and I'll be participating in Katherine Waugh's panel discussion entitled 'A Wilderness of Elsewheres'. Wild-screen is... 

...a site-specific contemporary art screening featuring a range of international artists working in film as an art medium. Wild-screen is created by artists Louise Manifold and Úna Quigley.

Through presenting the works in an unusual installation context outside the more expected urban venues and using such sites to platform a critical engagement, the event aims to explore and challenge ideas around wilderness, wildness and the cinematic sublime.

On the 7th and 8th March 2015 audiences will be invited to take a pilgrimage into the epic landscape of Connemara for a weekend event. The event will centre on the screening of the artists films over two days. The audience will experience exciting experimental film works from Irish and international artists in an industrial space, the Inagh Hatchery designed by Irish modernist architects Scott Tallon and Walker.

Situated in a secluded location in the epic Inagh Valley, the artists Quigley and Manifold have responded to the site of Connemara, one of last wildernesses left in Ireland, in terms of the artists they have invited to screen their films, alongside their own new works that they filmed in Connemara as part of the project.


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