Wednesday, September 30, 2015

THINGS SAID ONCE by Esperanza Collado

Some essential reading at La Furia Umana: Esperanza Collado's Things Said Once, recently delivered as a talk/performance in Tehran.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Operation Rewrite in Tehran

Images from the recent Operation Rewrite performance Exterior, Night in Tehran, with Esperanza Collado and with Dean Kavanagh ably filling in for me in my unavoidable absence.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

EFS @ Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art

Experimental Film Society screening this Monday, September 28th, 4.30pm at the Cinematheque of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.

1_ The Illuminating Gas (2012) By Esperanza Collado / Spain /8mins
2_Hotel (2011) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 1min
3_Painting (2011) By Michael Higgins / Ireland / 5mins
4_Clandestine (2015) By Atoosa Pour Hosseini / Ireland / 14mins
5_ Cut To The Chase (2015) By Dean Kavanagh / Ireland / 10mins
6_Bouquet (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain  / Ireland / 1min
7_Home Movie (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 3mins
8_ Monologue By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 2mins
9_ Evening Ascent (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 6mins
10_Smudge (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain  / Ireland / 1:30mins
11_Hotel La Mirage (2010) By Maximilian Le Cain / Ireland / 6mins
12_Soltan Karl: The Super-8 Works (2010) Maximilian Le Cain/Ireland/ 14min
13_Homo Sapiens Project (93) (2012) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 12mins
14_Homo Sapiens Project (161-170) (2013) By Rouzbeh Rashidi / Ireland / 8mins

In the presence of Michael Higgins, Dean Kavanagh, Esperanza Collado, Rouzbeh Rashidi (all depicted below) and Atoosa Pour Hosseini.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Luminous Void in Iran

A whole array of Experimental Film Society (EFS) events are taking place in Tehran over the next two weeks. The first of these, under the title 'Luminous Void', include:

- A screening at Darbast Platform Gallery (including Background and Contact, one of my collaborations with Vicky Langan) that will also feature a Q&A with many EFS members.

- A loop of EFS films at Lajevardi Foundation, also including Contact.

- Things Once Said, a talk by Esperanza Collado at Lajevardi Foundation.

- Exterior, Night,  a performance devised by Operation Rewrite (Esperanza Collado and me) to be performed by Esperanza at, again, Lajevardi Foundation.

Full details here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

HSP 200 Preview in Berlin

A 38 minute cut of Homo Sapiens Project (200 – Work In Progress) will be screening as part of Die 8. Lange Nacht der Bilder in Lichtenberger Ateliers, Werkstätten und Galerien on Friday 2nd October in Berlin. This 38 minute cut was specifically deigned for the occasion and was shot and developed during the Experimental Film Society residency at Lichtenberg Studios in July 2015. It will go on to form part of the mammoth 12 hour film project HSP 200 by Rouzbeh Rashidi, Dean Kavanagh, Michael Higgins and me which is evolving gradually.

More info:

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time For a Poem

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Artdigiland: Rashidi / Le Cain Interview Part 2

The second part of an in-depth interview with Rouzbeh Rashidi and me in Artdigiland can now be read here.

(The first part is here...)

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Pantalla Fantasma @ The Guesthouse, Cork

Jorge Núñez and Sandra Cuesta will be on residency at The Guesthouse, Cork, for the first half of September 2015. As well as being artists in their own right, Jorge is director of Bilbao’s Pantalla Fantasma film festival and Sandra is on the selection committee.

Now in its 5th year, Pantalla Fantasma’s goal is to show weird, strange, borderline, outsider movies… to explore other unknown dimensions of the visual medias with no fear of surrendering to the format.

“If the white lid of the screen could reflect light of its own, it would burst the universe” Luis Buñuel.

Jorge and Sandra will present two events that will showcase a selection of films that played in last year’s Pantalla Fantasma festival and which represent its very particular underground programming style.

Sunday, September 6th, 3pm
The Guesthouse

Pantalla Fantasma Programme 1:
Valparaíso, 2011. Observaciones de un turista (Rubén García López, 2012, 50 mins)
Flores y rayas (Arcadi Ballester, 2014, 40 mins)
Girl! (Sandra Cuesta, 2015, 8 mins)

Thursday, September 10th, 7pm
The Guesthouse

Pantalla Fantasma Programme 2:
90 años sin dormir (Juan Carlos Gallardo, 80 mins, 2013)