Our four-week evening
course in conjunction with NCAD will look at key
figures from the world of art and cinema who have
experimented with film or developed a cinematic
aesthetic to their work.
Complete course including Artists Day
60/55 (members). Tickets for
individual screenings from Box Office on the
night, subject to availability. For information
or bookings, please contact Sharon Corrigan on 01
679 5744 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or the IFI Box Office.
The course starts with two films and a follow-up
talk exploring Dada, Surrealist film movements
and the emergence of the American avant-garde.
February 9th, 6.30
BLOOD OF THE POET (1930)
French Surrealist Jean Cocteaus first full-length
feature was his most abstract and shows a strong
influence of filmmakers Salvador Dali and Luis
MESHES IN THE AFTERNOON (1943)
Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid were part of
a new generation of post-World War II Americans
who began experimenting with cinema. This short
film remains one of the most culturally,
historically, and aesthetically significant films
made during this period.
February 16th, 6.30
THE GARDEN (1990)
Exquisite film shot in English film director
and artist Derek Jarmans garden in his
coastal home of Dungeness, Kent, The Garden
addresses mortality, Christianity and intolerance,
and was made while Jarman was seriously ill with
AIDS. Placing Jarmans work in a wider
context of underground experimental filmmaking,
The Garden will be followed by a talk focusing in
particular on the films of Kenneth Anger, the
subject of a special season at the IFI.
February 23rd, 6.30
LOVE IS A TREASURE (2002)
A five-part collection by Finnish conceptual
artist, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, that tells the stories
of five women who harbour individual psychoses.
Focusing on the construction of image, language,
narrative and space, these human dramas
are based on real and fictitious events from the
artists experiences, from people she knows
or complete strangers. A follow-up talk will
explore ways in which film can be experienced
the gallery, cinema or web and how
artists respond to these different platforms.
Art Through A Lens will continue
Final session will include films by a number of
contemporary artists whose work directly draws on
different genres of filmmaking such as
documentary and music video.
March 6th - Artists' Day
The course will culminate with an Artists
Day which will include a screening of Helen by
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy. They will join a
panel of artists to discuss film, art and their
frequent intertwining in a stimulating day of
talks and screenings.
In association with the Jameson Dublin
International Film Festival, the IFI is honoured
to welcome Kenneth Anger to Dublin for a
retrospective programme of his films and a public
talk at the IFI.
One of the true masters of experimental film,
the work of Kenneth Anger has influenced
generations of filmmakers, from Derek Jarman to
Martin Scorsese. Born in 1930 in California,
Angers incandescent works evoke and
reference pop icons within occult settings,
depicting youth counter-culture in the midst of
violence and eroticism. Now in his eighth decade,
he remains as creative and controversial as ever.
The season comprises of three programmes of short
films, with the talk following the last programme.
PROGRAMME ONE - Fireworks, Puce Moment,
Rabbit's Moon, Eaux d'Artifice - Feb 20th, 2.30.
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PROGRAMME TWO - Inauguration of
the Pleasure Dome, Kustom Kar Kommandos, Scorpio
Rising - Feb 21st, 2.30 For more
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PROGRAMME THREE -
Invocation of my Demon Brother, Rabbit's Moon,
Lucifer Rising - Feb 27th, 2.30
Kenneth Anger will attend this screening for a
public talk and discussion about his work with Dr.
Maeve Connolly. For more information, please
INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER: A
CEREMONY IN CELEBRATION OF KENNETH ANGER
Feb 26th, 9.00
Conceived by Padraic E. Moore, this unique
evening of music, ritual and performance has been
organised as a response to, and celebration of,
Angers work. It includes a special
performance by one of Irelands most
exciting young musicians, David Turpin. Tickets