Tuesday, May 23, 2017

EFS @ GOMA, Waterford

Experimental Film Society (EFS) is pleased to be the subject of a weekend-long event at GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art Waterford) curated by Mick Fortune. Taking place over June 3rd/4th, this will feature the looped projection of three films as well as an artist talk exploring the ideas and history behind EFS.

The films being screened are:

Self Decapitation (2017, 65 mins), a Janus-headed self-portrait by EFS founder Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain in which death and desire each in turn take possession of this film in two parts. The ambiguities of inhabiting a human body are conjured by way of film technology in its faults, faulty memories and false promises.

Gleanings (2017, 8 mins) by Atoosa Pour Hosseini in which Super-8 memories emerge and vanish into the imageless texture of scratched celluloid, an object at once very present and channelling long absent moments of ambiguity.

Carcass Programme: Akephalos (2017, 60 mins), the latest in an ongoing series of films edited together from the past work of various EFS members. “Pieced together like cinematic Frankenstein’s monsters, these morbid creations will feed on the flesh of previous EFS films, simultaneously announcing their death and enacting a potentially limitless series of resurrections. Each one will be specifically created for a single venue or event” (Rouzbeh Rashidi). 


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