Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jorge Núñez at Phantoscope!

"Of all the pigments in use, 'Mummy Brown'  ('Marrón de Momia') became popular, a pigment formed by bone meal and embalming bitumen obtained, without the least archaeological scruple, from Egyptian mummies..."

Delighted to announce that Jorge Núñez will be in Cork for the next Phantoscope screening, which will be his Marrón de Momia (2012). In a recent article in praise of this unique and inspired filmmaker, I described Marrón de Momia as "one of the finest films of recent years". It might also be the single strangest film ever shown at Triskel Christchurch Cinema, even in the experimental Phantoscope screening strand. And, as I programme Phantoscope, that's really saying a lot! This utterly idiosyncratic re-imagining of the horror film is not to be missed.

 "Núñez harnesses the uncanny quality of home video dead time in all of his longer films, most successfully in Marrón de Momia, an absolute masterpiece of structuring and one of the finest films of recent years... These films feel unguided; we are not sure who is in control of them and this makes them feel extremely alien. Of course, closer scrutiny reveals extremely well thought out structures but their unfolding suggests the private logic of a non-human entity with obscure fascinations. Non-human or too human: an inner sensitivity too specific and fragile to translate itself into accepted modes of communication."  - EFS Publications

Marrón de Momia
Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork
6.15 Saturday September 5th
Screening details:

NB: Jorge Núñez and Sandra Cuesta will be on residency at The Guesthouse in Cork for the first two weeks of September. As well as being artists in their own right, they are the team behind the Pantalla Fantasma film festival and will be presenting two programmes of Pantalla Fantasma films at The Guesthouse. Watch this space for more details!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Dean Kavanagh Made Me Disappear

Thursday, August 13, 2015

HSP (191-199) @ Altered States

Homo Sapiens Project (191-199), a collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh and me, has been selected for exhibition in Altered States as part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival. Fellow Experimental Film Society member Atoosa Pour Hosseini's Incubus is also screening.

Altered States is an immersive multi-screen show of the latest experimental film and video work curated by the Hastings-based filmmakers Toby Tatum and Mark French.

Electro Studios, Seaside Road, West St Leonards, TN38 0AL, UK
Sat 29 August from 6pm – 10pm Sun 30 August from 2pm – 6pm.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Rashidi / Le Cain Interview in Artdigiland

Artdigiland has published the first part of an in-depth interview with Rouzbeh Rashidi and me. Second part to follow!

(Photo by Anja Mahler)