Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Langan / Le Cain @ LUFF

Thanks to all involved for making it a truly memorable festival!

Our performance (photos by MojuVids, Alex Nguyen & Max Jacot)...

...and the EFS gang out in force!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

EFS @ @ FEDAXV 2017, Chile

Rouzbeh Rashidi will be at the Festival de Diseño Audiovisual Experimental Valdivia (FEDAXV) Chile (24-26, October 2017) to present two programmes of Experimental Film Society. This project made possible with support from Fedaxv and their sponsors. Special thanks to Roberto de la Parra and Gonzalo Aranda Toro.

Programme One:

1 Impulsive Film (2016) By Jann Clavadetscher / 2 Minutes / Ireland
2 Controle No6 (2014) By Jann Clavadetscher / 13 Minutes / Ireland
3 Murder (2014) By Michael Higgins / 5 Minutes / Ireland
4 The Family Vault of James Hyland (2017) By Michael Higgins / 14 Minutes / Ireland
5 Homo Sapiens Project (161-170) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 8 Minutes
6 Oasis (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 7 Minutes / Germany-Ireland
7 Gleanings (2017) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 8 Minutes / Switzerland-Ireland
8 Refining the Senses (2017) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / 13 Minutes / Switzerland-Ireland

Total running time: 70 Minutes

Programme Two:

1 Contact (2011) By Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain / 3 Minutes / Ireland
2 In the Place of Origin (2016) By Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain / 17 Minutes / Ireland
3 Play Ground (2017) By Vicky Langan/Maximilian Le Cain / 16 Minutes / Ireland
4 Homo Sapiens Project (150) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 36mins

Total running time: 70 Minutes

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PLAY GROUND: New Langan / Le Cain Collaboration

I’m delighted to announce the completion of Play Ground, the latest Vicky Langan / Maximilian Le Cain collaboration. This 16-minute film is a tribute to Frans Zwartjes. It was made was the support of Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, during our residency there this August. A slightly alternate version is also being used as part of the series of performances we are giving at the moment, including our upcoming appearance at LUFF (Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival).

Play Ground will receive its premiere as a film at Festival de Diseño Audiovisual Experimental Valdivia (FEDAXV) Chile (24-26, October 2017).

Monday, October 09, 2017

Alan Lambert's CIRCLES OF THE SUN @ IndieCork

The great Alan Lambert's new feature Circles of the Sun, in which I play a small role, will premiere this Saturday 14th at IndieCork Festival:

The year is 2035. Europe has collapsed and the economic centre of the western world has shifted to the Baltic regions, which are in ongoing conflict with Russia. The security breeches that led to this warring state have caused the internet to be dismantled. Digital technology is now reserved for military and police operations. Civilian operations are served by analogue technology. Against this backdrop, Irish forensic artist Marcel Marcel arrives in a small town to be apprenticed to David, a holographic photographer who documents crime scenes. He is accompanied by his wife, writer and criminologist Julia Marcel. Marcel and David, with the aid of high speed holographic ‘Femto’ cameras, begin to unearth a mysterious world of invisible criminals.

Monday, October 02, 2017

EFS Films + Langan / Le Cain Performance @ LUFF

Delighted to announce that Experimental Film Society is invading the 2017 edition of LUFF (Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival, October 18th - 22nd)...
Fri 20th:    Rouzbeh Rashidi's Trailers
                  Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain Live Performance

Sat 21st:    Langan/Le Cain Short Film Programme

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Present Haunts @ CIT

Present Haunts
Jackie Burke, Cat Gambel, Vicky Langan, Max Le Cain
Curated by Pádraig Spillane
James Barry Centre, Cork Institute of Technology
Opening Thursday October 5th, 5pm
Running October 5th - 17th

Present Haunts features four 2017 graduates from the MA in Art & Process at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. This exhibition explores shifting influences within our contemporary times. It considers our present flux through different modes: our witnessing of mass-media exclamations, experiences of contemporaneous influencers, and corporal moments in time.

Jackie Burke’s paintings translate digitally disseminated and mass-consumed images of power. Her works focus on the communication of political stagings and what aftereffects come from them. In searching from the present to the past, Cat Gambel’s clay and photographic works interrogate how to represent forgotten individuals from family archives. These works do not provoke reaction but reflection, wanting us to notice what is hidden in plain sight to bring understanding and reconciliation.

Vicky Langan and Max Le Cain, working singularly and collaboratively, seek to bring our attention to experience perceived through an intensely somatic perspective. Langan, whose practice transverses performance, sound art and film, presents her sound work Stacked, an intimate reorientating of domestic space. Le Cain, with both moving and still images, creates ambiguous filmic moments disclosing alternatives that reside in every moment. The works presented in Present Haunts look beyond the narratives that are sanctioned to us, seeking new and alternative ways to connect with each other in our current times. Langan and Le Cain will present a new performance during the exhibition.

Present Haunts is a new iteration of - slips, speaks - which was presented in May of this year at 12 Star Gallery, Europe House in Westminster. Present Haunts is a returnal to the institute and Cork city for the four artists and their art works.