Irish Shorts @ IFI presents Borders, a programme of films exploring the nature of boundaries.
Playfully examining the intersections of the personal and social spheres, these works encourage reflection on the politics of boundaries which define and circumscribe those within. The programme includes: Tadhg O’Sullivan’s IFB-funded Quarantine, an intimate portrait of a patient’s week-long confinement within a Radioactive Iodine Suite in St. Luke’s hospital, Dublin; Katherine Canty’s IFB-funded January Hymn, a reflection on the intangible experience of grief; Francis Mathews’ 67, a careful delineation of the boundaries which separate the inhabitants of a large derelict house; Anne Maree Barry’s Arts Council-funded Missing Green, a poetic journey through Cork Street, Dublin, which ruminates on dereliction and regeneration; Donal Foreman’s Day 61 (Occupy Wall Street), which focuses on New York’s Occupy Wall Street movement; and finally Tadhg O’Sullivan’s Arts Council-funded Reframe, a portrait of the artist Karl Burke as he installs new work at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.
Featuring Dublin premieres of both January Hymn and 45, the programme is a timely exploration of the variety of ways we come into contact with boundaries and how they irrevocably shape our everyday lives.
The filmmakers Katherine Canty, Anne Maree Barry and Francis Mathew will participate in a post screening Q&A.