The event will feature a recorded introduction from Joseph Bernard and will be followed by a Q&A with Dean Kavanagh, who co-curated the event with aemi.
American experimental filmmaker Joseph Bernard created over 100 silent, super-8mm films during the 1970s and 1980s. Bernard foregrounds a tactile and sensory approach creating intricate works that exude a dizzying musicality.
Germaine Dulac (1882-1942) was a French filmmaker and key figure in the historical avant-garde. A proponent of ‘pure cinema’, Dulac’s silent 16mm and 35mm films proposed an affinity with dance that anticipated the work of Maya Deren. Together Bernard and Dulac’s complex rhythms and shifting textures represent luminous highlights in the development of a non-narrative cinema.
aemi is a creative platform for the support & exhibition of artist and experimental moving image practice. For full details of the programme see www.ifi.ie and www.aemi.ie