Absences and (Im)possibilities. Traces of an experimental cinema in Ireland
Plus Q&A with project coordinator Aoife Desmond from the Experimental Irish Film Club, Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh from the IFI, and a representative from LUX
Venue: Picturehouse Hackney, E8 1HE
2014 / 93 Mins / Curated by LUX & IFI / (15)
This series of experimental Irish films, 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.
IFI International provides Irish film programming services for over 100 cultural exhibitors in more than 40 countries annually. Drawing on the collections of the IFI Irish Film Archive and liaising with Irish film directors, producers and distributors, IFI International works to strategically develop a global audience for Irish film culture. Irish film programmes are presented in contexts which enhance understanding of Irish cinema and which provide new routes for audiences who may be unfamiliar with Irish culture.
LUX is an international arts agency for the support and promotion of artists’ moving image practice and the ideas that surround it. LUX exists to provide access to, and develop audiences for, artists’ moving image work; to provide professional development support for artists working with the moving image; and to contribute to and develop discourse around practice.