Art and Cinema: A day of discussion and screenings

May 8 — 12pm

Following on from our recent /Art Through a Lens/ course, the Irish Film Institute is delighted to present in collaboration with the MA Art in the Contemporary World (NCAD Faculty of Visual Culture) a day of discussion and screenings to further explore the complex relationship between visual art and cinema – the evidence of which is increasingly visible in both galleries and cinema.

This event will consider art’s relationships with film from the perspective of a number of acclaimed artists, allowing these invited guest to discuss their own film-making processes and interests, or the issues arising out of the different contexts of making and showing film work or, just as importantly, their enthusiasm for specific film works that have been inspirational in the development of their own practice. This day of conversations with artists will therefore provide a stimulating insight into the multiple ways in which we can understand the relationship between the worlds of cinema and contemporary art.

Andreas Bunte: was born in Mettmann, Germany in 1970 and lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His work was recently included in the exhibition Wessen Geschichte, curated by Yilmaz Dziewior at the Kunstverein Hamburg,
Germany and in Time Perspectives at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. He has had solo exhibitions at Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany; Galerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany; and Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany.

Duncan Campbell: Duncan Campbell was born in Dublin and now lives and works in Glasgow. In 2008 Campbell was the recipient of the Baloise Art Prize and a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunstverein Munich; Ludlow38, New York and The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (all 2009). His work has also been featured in the Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain, London (2006) and Manifesta 5, European Biennial of Contemporary Art, San Sebastian (2004). His latest film, Make it New John, about the controversial entrepreneur John de Lorean, was co-commissioned by Tramway, Glasgow, Chisenhale Gallery, London and The Model, Sligo.

Declan Clarke
Declan Clarke was born in 1974 and studied at NCAD and Chelsea College of Art, London. Recent solo exhibitions include Loneliness in West Germany, Goethe Institut, Dublin, Declan Clarke & Derek Jarman
Serpentine Cinema, Serpentine Gallery at The Gate Cinema, London 2009; Nothing Human is Alien to Me, Pierogi, Leipzig, 2008; Mine are of Trouble, Four Gallery, Dublin, Trauma and Romance, Gallery 3 off-site project, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Mine Are of Trouble, Art Now Lightbox, Tate Britain, all 2006. Recent group exhibitions include Auto-Kino! Curated by Phil Collins, Temporare Kunshalle, Berlin, 2010; Our Time, Smallpox, Lisbon, 2009; If You Could Change the World at Last, Goethe Institut, Dublin, 10,000 to 50, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Through the Lens, Beijing Art Museum of Imperial City, Beijing, China, 2008; Left Pop, Second Moscow Biennial, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2007; Enthusiasm, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair London, 2006. In May 2010 his work will be included in the Migrating Forms Underground Film Festival, New York.

Aurelien Froment:
Aurelien Froment was born in 1976 in Angers, France. He graduated from the Ecole des beaux-arts de Nantes and simultaneously obtained a projectionist degree in 2000. Recent exhibitions in 2010 includes : Cf. (Galerie Art & Essai, Rennes), The Happy Interval (Tulips and Roses, Croy Nielsen Gallery, Berlin), 21/2 Dimensional (deSingel, Antwerp), Le decor à l’envers (La Filature, Mulhouse), Masquerade (with Aurelien Mole, If I Can’t Dance, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven), Dark After After Dark (with Ryan Gander, Khastoo Gallery, Los Angeles). Recent publication : Like the Cow Jumped Over the Moon, London, Dent-de-Leone, 2009.

Jaki Irvine
Jaki Irvine’s recent exhibitions include: ‘City of Women’ at the Lab, Dublin (2010); ‘Seven Folds in Time’ at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin (2009); and ‘A World Like This’, Chisenhale Gallery, London (2007). Other solo exhibitions include ‘Towards a Polar Sea’ at Frith Street Gallery and ‘Plans for Forgotten Works’ at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds in 2006. Her video installation ‘The Silver Bridge’ was shown at Dublin’s Irish Museum of Modern Art. Irvine has shown at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin and represented Ireland in the 1997 Venice Biennale. She has been exhibited in group shows at the Centrum voor Hegendaagse Kunst, Maastricht, Kunsthalle Bern, and the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. Her film ‘Eyelashes’ was shown in One Hundred Years of Artists’ Films at Tate Britain in 2003, while a more recent work, ‘Actress’ was shown as part of the Art Now series, also at Tate Britain. Her work is included in the collections of the Arts Council of England, Tate Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm as well as in numerous private collections.

Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor (Desperate Optimists)
Helen, the debut feature film of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor, premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2008 where it was nominated for a Michael Powell award. Helen is the culmination of their Civic Life series: a project which has involved local community groups in the production of nine high-quality films for the cinema, shot on 35mm cinemascope making extensive use of the long take. In 2004, their film ‘Who Killed Brown Owl’ won the award for Best British Short Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In January 2008 their 9th and latest short film JOY won the PRIX UIP at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Chairs: James Armstrong (NCAD), Sarah Glennie (IFI), Declan Long (NCAD)

The day will conclude with a screening of Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor’s award winning film ‘Helen’.

Tickets €9 (members €7)

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