IFI & aemi Projections

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Founded in 2016 by Daniel Fitzpatrick and Alice Butler, aemi is an agency and platform for the support and exhibition of artists’ & experimental moving image practices. A key objective of this organisation is to develop audiences for artists’ moving image in Ireland through regular, curated programmes of both Irish and international work with the intention of contributing to and developing critical discourse around practices in this area.

aemi is particularly interested in reclaiming the cinema as a site for the exhibition of works that challenge, expand, and interrogate a wider realm of possibility in terms of what cinema can be and do. Through an ongoing selection of carefully curated programmes ‘aemi Projections’ at IFI, aemi will focus on works, both contemporary and historical, which remind us that cinema can be a space for truly diverse points of view, for warped perspectives and for spatiotemporal journeys utterly unlike those we have become accustomed to.

This month’s screening is presented in partnership with IMMA’s exhibition ‘As Above, So Below: Portals, Visions, Spirits & Mystics’ and entitled – ‘Out of Body’. It sees aemi working with visual artist Susan MacWilliam to explore the psychic and physical spaces of body and landscape.

Automatic, subliminal and unconscious states of mind are explored through a variety of approaches in works from Jordan Baseman, Maya Deren, Mairead McClean, Paul Sharits, John Smith and Susan MacWilliam. These films encourage a consideration of the external and the internal, of that which is visible and which is not, drawing attention to the very act of looking and even eliciting the feeling of being ‘out of body’.

The screening will be introduced by filmmaker Susan MacWilliam. For more details and to book tickets, please click here.



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