Dingle International Film Festival in partnership with MExIndex is delighted to present a screening of visual arts moving images in a cinema context selected by curator Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll from the 2019 Open Call submission.
This curated screening brings together a selection of seven works by visual artists and filmmakers born or living in Ireland. It aims to showcase the rich variety of the genre and highlight the use of various artistic techniques and methods and their transfer ability onto a cinematic screen.
Titled Snapshots, the selection offers a glimpse into issues that are both specific to the island and of universal value. It looks at themes as diverse as: domesticity, loneliness and loss, our place in time and history. What brings them together is a unique artistic viewpoint and arresting visual qualities. Snapshots is also a representation of the talent and diversity within the field of visual arts moving image in Ireland.
Snapshots features works by Owen Boss, Patrick Corcoran, Elena Horgan, Vera McEvoy, Áine Phillips, Megan Robinson, and a collaboration between Cóilín O’Connell, Michelle Doyle, and Eva Richardson McCrea.
Cracks is a glimpse into an unknown place and time; a woman evidently stuck in the past. Passing between reality and a dream like state the disjointed nature of this film creates an unsettling feeling and snapshot into this woman’s existence. Starring artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, she brings us on a frenzied journey down into the cracks.
Yoga For the Eyes
Cóilín O’Connell, Michelle Doyle, Eva Richardson McCrea.
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Buttered Up tells the story of a performance artist who embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She uses a practical method of escapology, quantities of butter and a complete suspension of disbelief to undergo an unusual metamorphosis. Buttered Up developed out of a live performance at the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh in 2016.
Filmed on location in King House Boyle while on the art@work Artists’ Residency Programme 2012, funded by Roscommon County Council Arts Office. This video is informed by the daily routines of the staff, those who care for the building, its collections and objects, recognising how they move its cultural succession into the future. Their deep understanding of the building, and a love of the place, is almost an embodied understanding of the house.
Skin Hunger is an experimental short exploring touch and intimacy in modern society. As we have become increasingly focused on communication and connection digitally, we are neglecting our primal need for physical human contact. “Skin Hunger” is a term used by psychologists for the desire for physical contact with another person.
Falling Out of Standing
These Rooms, a collaboration between ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre, cross pollinated visual art, theatre and dance resulting in an immersive live performance. This live performance thrust audiences into the traumatic events of the North King Street Massacre exploring the 1916 Rising through the eyes of civilians at the moment when the Rising invaded their homes. It intersects the residues of the performance of 2016 calling into question the ability to ever truly commemorate or represent a real traumatic historical event.
The film hints at a return to beliefs and practices of a bygone age. 4 DTI deals with the themes of childhood, memory, loss and the ‘presence of absence’. Whilst there is a narrative running throughout the film, it is masked with symbolism, archetypes and ritual.