Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Enclave Review 14

The new issue of Enclave Review, a contemporary arts review sheet based in Cork, is being launched this evening.


Rory Prout on ‘Grace Weir: 3 Different Nights’ at IMMA, Dublin

Fergal Gaynor on ‘Marcel Broodthaers: Retrospective’ at MoMA, New York

Michaele Cutaya on ‘Mark Curran: The Economy of Appearances’ at Limerick City Gallery

Catherine Harty on ‘Everything Must Go’ at the Glucksman, Cork

Sarah Kelleher on ‘Susan Philpsz: War-Damaged Instruments’ at Tate Britain and ‘Fabio Mauri: Oscuramento’ at Hauser and Wirth, London

Martha Hegarty on ‘Richard Proffitt: Hold The Candle To Your Eye / Light The Criss-Cross On Your Chest’ at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh

Kirstie North on ‘Hybrid Ireland’ at Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre

Rebecca O’Dwyer on ‘George Bolster / Damian Doyle: Amazement Insulates Us All / Memento Vivere’ at The Lab, Dublin

Leah Reynolds on ‘Agnes Martin: retrospective’ at Tate Modern, London & Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf

Paul Hegarty on ‘Mark Wallinger: ID’ at Hauser and Wirth, London

Larry List on ‘Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares’ at Francis Naumann Fine Art, New York

Special section on Experimental Cinema edited by Maximilian Le Cain:

Daniel Fitzpatrick & Alice Butler on ‘Collectivism: Screening the Collective’

Maximilian Le Cain on ‘Juan Carlos Gallardo: 90 Years without Sleep’ at The Guesthouse, Cork

Gianluca Pulsoni on ‘Marc Karlin: Frament d’un oeuvre’ at États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas

Alice Butler on ‘Atoosa Pour Hosseini: Mirage’ at Artbox, Dublin

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wise Words from Raúl Ruiz

"I believe in a superstition which many artists believe in. There's a moment in the invention process, in the art of creation, when you're producing any work of art, that is a kind of control translation and it's not you who is creating the piece anymore but the work of art which is creating itself. Actually, people are producing objects that in the future will be independent things. Maybe they can even kill us."

- Raúl Ruiz, 2012.

"My German producer said: 'We need a concept, then preparation, then execution'. But I tried to say to him: 'Well, you need preparation, execution - ideally execution first - then preparation, then re-execution, then re-preparation, then re-execution, then re-preparation, re-execution, re-preparation, re-execution and then, at the end, maybe a concept. If you are lucky.'"

- Raúl Ruiz, 2006.

"I have, of course, some general ideas about film. But I never have only one. I have… five… seven… And it's part of one or part of the other. I listen to the sounds, try to see what the images really mean for me. Concrete images, not about the whole film. And the film will be the result of those small pieces of images. Anyway, the way I cook is more or less the same way I make my films. I put things and take away things during the film and during cooking. The result is sometimes the opposite of what we thought we were making. So, when I make films, sometimes it's just the fact that the light changed: I put a filter and then I put another one and then the filter sometimes makes me change the dialogue. Sometimes the result is nothing, sometimes it works. Not always. Sometimes it's a bit rich, with too many things inside. I don't feel that a film is a dish. The film itself is more than that. It's the dish and the restaurant and the town. And the world."

- Raúl Ruiz, 1988. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

EFS @ BYOB Stockton-on-Trent

A special screening of Experimental Film Society work will be featured in a BYOB. (Bring Your Own Beamer) event on August 19th at The Auxiliary, Stockton-on-Tees, UK.

The night will include EFS films:
Sumpf (2015) by Jann Clavadetscher
Mirage (2015) by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Cut To The Chase (2015) by Dean Kavanagh
Brine Twice Daily (2015) by Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain
Incubus (2013) by Atoosa Pour Hosseini
Impulsive Film (2015) by Jann Clavadetscher

Also featured are artists Sorcha mcCole, Jared Pappas-Kelley, Paul Stewart, Omsk Social Club Feat. PUNK is DADA, Milos Trakilovic, Nathan Baxter, Pete Fleming, Thomas Tyler, Stephen Irving, Ryan David Butler and more TBA.

Garden Tunes by Spectacular Optical.

B.Y.O.B. is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors.

More info here & here.

Monday, August 15, 2016


Saturday, August 06, 2016


Work in progress... Watch this space.